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What You Need to Know After an Accident
An auto accident can be an overwhelming & frightening experience. So, if you are involved in a traffic collision, try to remain calm, request Denville Bear & Body Service tow your vehicle and follow these steps:

Keep an Emergency Kit in Your Glove Compartment. This should include:
A pen and paper for taking notes.
A card with information about medical allergies or conditions that may require special attention if there are serious injuries.
A list of contact numbers for law enforcement agencies handy.
A set of cones, warning triangles or emergency flares should be kept in the trunk.

Keep Safety First.
Drivers involved in minor accidents with no serious injuries should move cars to the side of the road and out of the way of oncoming traffic. If a car cannot be moved, drivers and passengers should remain in the cars with seat belts fastened for everyone's safety until help arrives. Make sure to turn on hazard lights and set out cones, flares or warning triangles if possible.

Exchange Information.
After the accident, exchange the following information: name, address, phone number, insurance company, policy number, driver license number and license plate number for the driver and the owner of each vehicle. If the driver's name is different from the name of the insured, establish what the relationship is and take down the name and address for each individual. Also make a written description of each car, including year, make, model and color — and the exact location of the collision and how it happened. Finally, be polite but don't tell the other drivers or the police that the accident was your fault, even if you think it was.

Photograph and Document the Accident.
Use a camera to document the damage to all the vehicles. Keep in mind that you want your photos to show the overall context of the accident so that you can make your case to a claims adjuster. If there were witnesses, try to get their contact information; they may be able to help you if the other drivers dispute your version of what happened.