What to Do After an Automobile Accident

Clients often ask what they should be doing after an automobile accident.

Tips for Reporting an Accident

  1. See if there are any injuries or anyone needs medical attention
  2. Take photos of the scene, move your vehicles out of the way of traffic if possible
  3. Get any witnesses contact information if possible/required
  4. Never admit fault
  5. Get a photo or write down the following information:

• Name and phone number of other driver
• Name and policy number of other insurance company
• Type of vehicle are they driving
• Note where and what time the accident took place
• License plate number

When to Call the Police

• If there are any injuries
• If you suspect someone is impaired by drugs or alcohol
• If any vehicle isn’t drivable or the damage exceeds $2,000

After the accident occurs call your representative at Jeffery and Spence Insurance in Guelph for guidance and advice.

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