• STOP – Failure to stop is against the law. If possible, leave the vehicles in the position they were when they stopped.
  • MEDICAL ATTENTION – Call 911 for an ambulance so anyone injured can get appropriate medical treatment.
  • SAFETY – Take precautions to avoid further collisions by using flares, flags, auto lights, flashers and the like.
  • POLICE – Call local police or highway patrol and request a report to be written. Never agree to waive a police report.
  • INFORMATION – Obtain the name, address, phone number, vehicle registration and tag number, driver’s license number and insurance information on the other driver for submission of your claim with your insurance company.
  • STATEMENT – Do NOT make any statements to anyone about the collision except to the police officer. DO NOT ADMIT FAULT!
  • WITNESSES – Obtain the name, address, phone number and comments of all witnesses. If they will not give this information, at least write down their tag number.
  • NOTES – Make written notes. Note any admissions of fault by the other driver or witnesses. If you have a tape recorder, use it.
  • STAY – Never leave the scene until police arrive and excuse you.
  • PICTURES – If you have a camera take pictures of the scene, all involved cars and parties.
  • ATTORNEY – Call an attorney as soon as possible to advise you of your rights.