Motoring Safety

What to Do After an Auto Accident?

Even the most careful drivers may be involved in any auto accident. Knowledge of what to do after it can make the experience a little less frightening and decrease the chance of unnecessary complications.

After an accident:

  • Check for injuries. Life and health are more important than damage to vehicles.
  • Make note of specific damages to all vehicles involved.
  • Write down the names, addresses and license numbers of persons involved in the accident including the  description of the vehicles.
  • Call the police even if the accident is minor.
  • Write down names and addresses of persons who may have witnessed the accident to prevent disagreements concerning how the accident actually happened.

Other do’s and don’ts

  • DO write down details of the accident, the location, and circumstances such as weather conditions and visibility.
  • DO notify immediately your insurance agent about the accident.
  • DO NOT sign any document unless it is for the police or your insurance agent.Make sure to thoroughly review the document before signing.
  • DO NOT give any payment without the knowledge of Prudential Guarantee.


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