Auto Accident Help

What to do after you've been in an accident

If you don't have a place to write down information, use your phone's camera to take pictures of the other parties: 

  • License
  • Registration
  • License plate
  • Proof of insurance
  • Vehicle / Damage / Scene

  1. Call 911 if anyone is injured.
  2. Get names, addresses, phone numbers, makes of vehicles, and license numbers of all other drivers, passengers, and witnesses.
  3. Get all other drivers' insurance information (company, policy number, and contact info).
  4. Carefully examine damage to other vehicles.
  5. Do not admit fault.
  6. Call the police if there are injuries or if the other party(s) are uncooperative.
  7. Take photos of the accident location and the vehicles involved.
  8. Only discuss the accident with the police or with your insurance representative.
  9. Notify Insurance Center immediately. If after hours, call your insurance provider.

Call us during our normal business hours (Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM) at:

  • 800-649-3101 – Toll-free
  • 310-832-5311 – San Pedro office
  • 310-517-8255 – Torrance office

or call your insurance provider.

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Here's a complete list of the info you should gather after an accident:

  1. Date & time
  2. City, street, intersection
  3. Road and weather conditions
  4. Direction & speed of both vehicles
  5. Did police take a report? If so, what department and case number
  6. Detailed description of what happened
  7. Info about other driver (name, phone, address, make, license #, driver's license #, insurer, policy #, birth date)
  8. Witness info

 

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