What should I do after a minor car accident?

If you find yourself in a fender bender, there are several important steps to take to ensure everyone involved is safe and that you can get your claims process started:

  1. Remain calm and check that you and your passengers are okay. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately.
  2. If you can, move out of the way of traffic. If it is safe to move your car off the road to a safe location, then do so.
  3. Exchange contact information with the other driver(s) involved; this includes phone numbers, email addresses, and policy information. Talk to any witnesses and collect their information, as well.
  4. Call the police to assess the accident. Don’t forget to document the accident on your end, too.
  5. File an auto claim online or call your insurance carrier’s claims number or one of our agents.