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What should you do after a car accident?

When you are involved in a car accident in Michigan, everything may happen so fast that you are not sure what to do next. However, Esurance.com says there are a few things you should usually do immediately after the accident occurs.

One of the first things you should do after an accident is remove your car from the road. This keeps your car from incurring further damage. If you have been badly injured, however, you may want to simply turn on your hazard lights so other drivers know to maneuver around you. You should also call emergency services. These professionals can provide guidance for the aftermath of the accident and write a full report. This accident report can be especially helpful when you begin working with your insurance company.

It is also important to ensure no one is injured. If someone has incurred an injury, it is usually best to call emergency medical services, as these professionals can determine the wound’s severity. Additionally, take pictures of the accident scene. These can help your insurance company understand exactly what happened. Your pictures should usually include the state of all the vehicles involved, as well as anything noteworthy from the scene, such as skid marks on the road. You should also write down information about the cars and drivers. Record vehicle models and license plate numbers, and get contact information from people who witnessed the accident.

Although the aftermath of a car accident may seem hectic, you can help yourself by being prepared beforehand. Make sure that your phone is always charged and that your vehicle registration and your insurance information are in your glove compartment.

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