You need to be calm to make the best decisions. Take a deep breath and go through this list.
CHECK FOR INJURIES
Check yourself and anyone else involve the accident. If it is a car accident, check on the people in the other vehicle.
CALL AN AMBULANCE
lf anyone is injured or is complaining of pain, call an ambulance. Let professionals evaluate people for injuries.
If you can, write down everything you remember while you are still at the scene. lf you can't, write things down as soon as you are able, Don't wait because accident details and your memory can fade With time.
CALL THE POLICE
Police reports are a useful record when trying to decide who was at fault and other details of the accident. The report serves as an official record.
Use your cell phone to take as many pictures as you can. If you can't take pictures, see if someone else will.
STAY AT THE SCENE
Don't leave until law enforcement say you can go or an ambulance takes you away. Leaving the scene of an accident without permission can result in charges against you.
Don't discuss the accident with anyone. Don't answer any questions, except those asked by the police or ambulance personnel.
DON'T SIGN ANY PAPERS
Only sign the papers presented by the police or ambulance crew. Don't sign anything another driver gives you.
Keep records of everything you do related to the accident, including mileage driving to and from the doctor and all receipts.