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What should I do first if I get into a car wreck?

If you get into a car wreck, the first priority is to make sure everyone is safe and get medical attention if necessary. Here are the steps you should take immediately after a car accident:

Check for injuries: Check yourself and your passengers for injuries. If anyone is seriously injured, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

Move to a safe location: If your vehicle is obstructing traffic, move it to a safe location if possible. Turn on your hazard lights to warn other drivers.

Call the police: Even if the accident is minor, you should call the police to file a report. The police will document the accident and provide you with a copy of the report.

Exchange information: Exchange information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident, including their name, phone number, address, driver’s license number, and insurance information.

Take photos: If you have a smartphone, take photos of the accident scene, including damage to all vehicles involved and any other relevant details.

Contact your insurance company: Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident and start the claims process.

Seek medical attention: Even if you feel fine, it’s a good idea to get checked out by a doctor to make sure you don’t have any hidden injuries.

Remember, it’s important to stay calm and avoid placing blame. Stick to the facts when talking to the police and the other driver(s) involved.