1. Take a lot of pictures:

If you don’t have a phone with a camera be sure to keep a disposable camera in your car. You will need pictures of the damage to both cars; a photo of the cars before they are moved; pictures of the accident scene, including traffic signs

2. Keep your important phone numbers handy:

Maintain a list of phone numbers that might be necessary, besides family members. These could include a reliable towing company, your insurance agent’s office number, and a cab company

3. Duffel back or suitcase:

If your car is towed you should retrieve all of your personal belongings. Once a vehicle is removed to an impound lot it often becomes difficult to recover clothing, papers, and briefcases.

4. Don’t hesitate to take notes:

Things that are mentioned by the other driver, the police or by witnesses may become important later on. A contemporaneous record of such information will be useful. Of course obtaining witness contact information is vital.
Keep a note pad and pen in your car so you don’t have to take notes on the back of your Starbucks receipt

Of course the law requires you to have updated insurance information with you at all time.

Don’t hesitate to call this firm, should you find yourself the victim of a negligent driver. We’ll gladly provide expert guidance.


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