5 Things You Can Do After a Car Accident in Maryland

Being involved in a car accident is traumatic and stressful. It’s important to keep your cool and remember to take the following steps:

1.Call 911 if needed

If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately. If you even suspect someone is hurt, immediately call 911.

2.Exchange Information

You need to make sure you get appropriate contact information for the other party involved in your wreck. This information includes name, address, phone number, email address, make of car, model of car, year of car, license plate number, insurance carrier, and insurance policy number. Often times, the police officer who arrives on scene will obtain information for all drivers, but if there is no officer on scene, obtaining the above information is important.

3.Take Pictures

Take as many pictures as you can of any damage to your vehicle, skid marks on the roadway, debris, injuries, witnesses, license plates and your surroundings/location of the accident.

4.Talk to the Police

If police officers are on scene or are called to the scene, kindly ask for the officer’s name, badge or ID number, phone number and police report number.

5.File Your Claim

Immediately Call your insurance company and report the accident. Most companies have 24 hour hotlines staffed with agents to take you call. You may not want to speak to any insurance adjusters, however, until you speak with an attorney first.

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