What You Need in Your Vehicle in Case of an Accident in Reno
If you’ve ever been in a car accident you know that it can be traumatic event. For individuals that have never been through this experience, here are tips of what to have on hand.
According to an article at ameriprise.com, “Preparation Tips that Every Car Owner Should Have”
“Fender benders can be scary things—especially if you’ve never experienced one before and are unsure what to do. We’ve put together this list of things to keep in your car and tips to keep in the back of your mind to help cope when the unexpected happens.
The right attitude: In the event of any accident, your first priority needs to be the people involved—make sure everyone is alright. Call 911 if necessary. Then, calmly assess your next steps and gather information from everyone involved.
- Proof of insurance: Most states require drivers to carry minimum car insurance policies in case of an accident and some require proof of insurance in the event of accidents or traffic stops. For this reason, you’ll want to keep proof of your insurance in your car at all times. Insurance cards also have useful information, such as the number to call to file a claim and your policy number and vehicle information—things you’ll need to know and share with the other driver(s) involved in an accident to file or respond to a claim.
- Contact cards: Keep a few business cards or note-cards with your contact information on them handy in the event of an accident to quickly share with others involved—they, or their insurance company, will likely need to contact you.
- Notepad and a pen: Accidents can be a blur. Keep a notepad and a pen handy to jot down contact information of other drivers involved, the location of the accident, how fast you were going, descriptions of what occurred and details of the damage inflicted to your car, other cars, objects or buildings.” To read the entire article click here.