Having a car accident can mean dealing with surprise, shock, and confusion. You may have to deal with anger, misunderstandings, even physical injuries. You can help manage the situation by preparing for the possibility before you have an accident. Your AimPro independent insurance agent recommends these steps to make sure you have what you need in case of an accident.
Keep your valid Arizonaauto insurance card with you in the car. Have your registration available too. Not only will law enforcement want to see these documents, the insurance card will have the name and phone number of your insurance company. You’ll want to contact the company as soon as possible to let them know about the incident and get their advice.
If you have special requirements for medical care (ie. allergies to medications, beliefs about blood transfusions), make sure this can be found on your person, in case you are not able to speak.
If you have a personal attorney, you may want to keep his or her contact information in your glove compartment or wallet as well.
It’s helpful to keep a pen and paper at hand, or a personal electronic device that takes notes. You can use these to exchange contact information with the other drivers, if more than one car is involved. Try to get the names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance companies, and license numbers of any other drivers.
For more information about auto insurance and accident protection in Arizona, please contact AimPro.