Even a non-injury car accident can be traumatic to deal with, but what follows can often be worse. Understanding what to do after a car accident can save you miles of headaches. The first thing to do is remain safe. Safety is always the best bet. The second thing to do is collect evidence. Even pictures from a cell phone can help determine fault. If the accident is not your fault, then you will have to prove that the other person caused the accident. This is achieved by gathering evidence. Take down the names of anyone who saw the accident. Record the time of the day, and other details like vehicle speed (estimations) whether or not pedestrians were involved. Try to capture how the accident occurred by taking pictures of the angels of the cars involved.
Contact your insurance company immediately. They need to conduct their own investigation and time is important. People forget what happened really quickly after an accident. If you have names and contact information of witnesses, then provide that to your insurance company. Even if, the other party claims to be at fault right after the accident, they may change their story. Reporting an accident to your insurance is important. Dean Davis Insurance is a professional full service insurance agency servicing the Austin Texas area. If you would like information about auto insurance then please contact Dean Davis Insurance.