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What Should I Do If I’m Involved in a Car Accident?

Even the most careful Manhattan drivers may find themselves involved in car accidents. If this happens to you, it’s essential that you know how to handle the situation to ensure you and the other people involved remain safe. Your actions are also important if you choose to file a personal injury claim, which can result when another driver behaves in a negligent manner (which can result in physical harm and property damage). Esurance.com offers the following advice to help you when involved in an auto accident.

First and foremost, try to move your vehicle to a safe area out of the way of traffic. This is crucial to prevent further injury from occurring, especially if you’re in an area with a lot of other cars. If moving your car is not possible, take steps to alert other drivers of its presence (by turning on hazard lights and placing flares a safe distance from the vehicle).

If you or someone else is seriously injured it’s crucial that someone contact emergency medical services immediately. In the event that there are no injuries or that they are relatively minor, it’s still important to contact law enforcement. An officer will come to the scene and take statements from all involved. This documentation can be important if you do decide to file and injury claim, as it will provide an objective version of events.

You should also seek out information from other drivers who were involved in the crash. This includes contact information, as well as information about their insurance provider (name and phone number are usually sufficient). If there are witnesses on the scene, be sure to get their contact information as well. They may be able to provide a statement at a later date, which can help make determinations regarding fault.

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