Accident Readiness is Key
Because they do happen, so be prepared
No one wants to get in a car accident. But in the event that one happens, Anderson Behel in Santa Clara, CA has compiled a helpful checklist of things to remember.
Anderson Behel always recommends being prepared before hitting the road, especially for long trips. There should always be certain things that should be kept in your car, “just in case.” Keep copies of insurance cards, automobile registration and emergency contacts in the glove box. It doesn’t hurt to have extra pens and paper either. Although it may seem extreme, Anderson Behel also recommends storing a flashlight and flares in the trunk.
After an accident, safety is the first priority. Anderson Behel points out that cars involved in accidents should always be moved off the road. If anyone requires medical attention, call 911. And call the police immediately to get someone to mediate the accident proceedings. Exchanging contact info is also very important, so make sure to get the other person’s full name and contact information, including e-mail address and phone number. Always write down the make, model, and year of both cars. Also needed is the license plate number and insurance information. It never hurts to have extra information in this kind of situation. Witnesses are important too, according to Anderson Behel. Get necessary contact information from them and keep track of it. The same goes for police officers present. Be sure to keep a disposable camera in your car and take pictures of the damage done to both automobiles. Also take photos of the accident location and people involved. Lastly, communicating with the other driver(s) comes with its own set of dos and don’ts. Anderson Behel explains that drivers should never admit fault in any way. Be sure to keep your wits about you, and don’t lose your temper.
If you have any further questions, contact your local experts at Anderson Behel, the South Bay’s premier auto collision facility, using the latest training, equipment and repair techniques.