What do you do when you have been in a car accident? If you don’t know, you could panic and regret later what you did not do. Fortunately, my father has been an insurance adjuster for many years and drilled into the heads of his four children what TO do in case of an accident. Here are some points that will help you if you learn them before you are in a crisis situation. I can tell you from first-hand knowledge that you won’t be thinking clearly when you see someone slam inito the side of your car and you can’t do anything but steel yourself for the ongoing impact and wonder how badly you will be hurt. So, the wise move is to review these points BEfORE and IF it happens to you.
In summary, here are some quick tips in case of an emergency you should always have in your car with you:
Always carry your insurance ID card and vehicle registration.
Keep a list of emergency contacts at all times.
Have a medical card with you if you have allergies to any medication, or have a condition that requires special attention.
Pens or pencils.
Paper or a note pad.
Rag or paper towels.
Disposable camera or digital camera.
Having these few things with you will be of comfort in a time of pure stress. If your vehicle can be repaired, great. If not, just remember, if you walk away with no one harmed from the accident, that is priceless.