According to insurance industry statistics, the average person is involved in an auto accident once every 7 years. Chances are if you started driving at 16, you’ll experience a few car accidents in your lifetime.
Being in a car accident can range from the traumatic if someone is injured, to the inconvenient if a minor crash leaves you without transportation while your car is being repaired. Regardless of the severity, an accident is never anticipated and most always turns your life upside down, at least temporarily.
Gathering the right information at the scene of the crash can alleviate some of the delays in the claim handling process, as well as provide you with direction when you are caught up in the emotion of the moment.
The Accident Checklist should be kept in your glove box, along with a pen. Print a copy of the Checklist for each car you own and keep it with your vehicle registration and insurance information.