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What To Do After a Car Accident

After a car accident, it’s always hard to think clearly and to remain calm, but it is important to take a few deep breaths and make sure you and anyone involved is not seriously injured.  The next crucial step is to immediately call the police by dialing 911.

Filing a report with the police helps to protect all parties involved, helps prevent fraudulent claims and legal ramifications. Reporting an accident to the police is generally part of any insurance company’s accident protocol.

Additionally, it is incredibly important to report any accidents that you witness. As a bystander, your perspective could be invaluable to those investigating simply because you would be unbiased and, for the most part, emotionally uncompromised.

When you are involved in or witness an auto accident, follow these procedures:

If you have further questions, call Petersen Johnson for our free initial consultation.