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It’s crucial to get any and all information and evidence you can when involved in a car accident.  After a car wreck occurs, the first thing to do is to check on all people in both cars to see if anyone needs emergency medical attention.

Next, call the police to come to the scene to do an investigation.  Be forewarned that often times the police will not show or will not write a police report if they do not see what is in their opinion enough damage to merit a report.

Next, here is a list of information that will be helpful for you to obtain at the accident scene from the other person involved in the accident:

  • full name
  • address
  • phone number(s)
  • driver’s license number
  • license plate
  • vehicle identification number (VIN number)
  • make and model of their car
  • their insurance information

Make sure to write down the other person’s policy number, the names of any insureds on the card, the name of the insurance company and any phone numbers to the insurance company.

When involved in a truck accident, often times the other vehicle is owned by a company. If the name of the company is visible on the outside of the vehicle, write that down as well.  Also make a note of a physical description of the other driver and note the number of people in the other party’s car.

This post is for informational purposes and does not contain or convey legal advice. The information herein should not be used or relied upon in regard to any particular facts or circumstances without first consulting with an attorney.
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