If you are the driver, you should:
- Stop your car and get help for anyone injured
- If there are injuries or substantial property damage, ask someone to call 911, the police or highway patrol.
- Provide police with all the information they need. Ask the investigating officer where to obtain a copy of the police report. You will want a copy and probably need it.
- Take notes, including:
- Names, addresses and phone numbers of all drivers and passengers involved in the accident
- Car license numbers, make and model of each car involved
- Each car operator's drivers license number and insurance identification numbers
- Names and addresses of as many witnesses as possible
- Names and badge numbers of police officers
- Record the details of the accident while they are fresh in your memory. Draw a diagram to recreate the scene if possible. If you have a camera phone or digital camera in your car, take pictures of scene of the accident.
If you are the passenger:
- If you are hurt, get medical attention quickly and save all medical bills and receipts.
- Collect all your belongings from the damaged car.
- Get the name, address and phone number of the driver(s) and his/her insurance company.