Accident 101

What to do in case of an accident :

  • Stop! Do not leave the scene. If your car is creating a safety hazard, or you’re concerned with your personal safety, move to a safer place.
  • Check for injuries. Life & health are more important than damage to any vehicles.
  • Note specific damage to all vehicles.
  • Call the police immediately and follow their instructions.
  • Write down accident information including names, addresses, & license numbers of persons involved and the description(s) of the other vehicle(s).
  • Write down witness information. This will assist in verifying how the accident actually happened.
  • Exchange vehicle and insurance information with the other party (ies) to the accident.
  • Do not sign any document unless it is requested by the police or your insurance company.
  • Never admit fault to anyone at the scene.
  • Contact your Insurance Company or insurance agent immediately after the accident.

DeFouw Collision Team
320 Sagamore Pky S.
Lafayette, IN 47905

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