Georgia is a beautiful state that many love calling home. Unfortunately, drivers in this state find themselves involved in the jarring aftermath of automobile accidents. Only some people know what to do after a car collision.
Stay on the scene
After a car crash, don’t leave the accident site under any circumstances. If that happens, you commit a hit-and-run. That doesn’t mean you must stay inside your car. If it’s safe to do so, get out of your vehicle and away from the road.
Make contact with the other driver
Another essential move after an MVA is to check on the other driver. After a minor accident, the other driver might be in perfect condition. If you can, exchange information with the other driver. This information includes your name, phone number, insurance provider, and policy number. Contact emergency services right away if the other driver appears hurt.
Document your accident
After a car accident, it’s smart to ensure you collect evidence on your behalf. Fortunately, gathering evidence is easy with tools like a smartphone’s camera or video recorder. Having proof post-accident is also beneficial when another driver is at fault but won’t admit the truth. If the other driver admits they are at fault, it’s also worth asking to have this statement in writing.
Contact the police
It’s also imperative to contact the police after an accident. Making this call lets an officer speak to each driver involved in a collision. The police will also file a report with details of this accident. Plus, police officers can make contacts to remove crashed vehicles from a roadway.
The aftermath of motor vehicle accidents is often stressful for all parties involved. As you process this situation, remain calm and avoid getting angry with other drivers, police or emergency workers.