A lot of things might be running through your mind after a car accident. Right now, you need to focus on a few key steps to ensure you do not get inconvenienced down the line.
Remain at the Scene
The accident may not have been that bad. Even if that is the case, you want to remain where you are. Pull off to the side of the road and check in with the other driver. You should contact emergency services immediately if anyone is injured.
Exchange Pertinent Information
You should swap insurance information with the other driver so that any repairs can get sorted out. It is also recommended that you exchange phone numbers so that you can reach the other driver should you need anything else later.
Take Pictures of the Scene
Once you get the information you need, it can be good to take some pictures of your vehicle. It is good to document the damage because it will help with insurance. It can also be good to take pictures of the surrounding area such as street signs and road conditions.
Immediately following an accident, your focus should be ensuring everyone is OK. Later you can focus on getting legal assistance. In the event you do need an attorney to help you, call Scholtens and Averitt, PLC at 870-972-6900.