For those who have not been involved in many car crashes, finding the presence of mind to act calmly when one occurs can be difficult. Even if the result of the collision is no more than a broken taillight or a dented fender, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.
Younger drivers are especially prone to such reactions, a still greater problem when we consider that they are far and away the likeliest demographic to be involved in wrecks. However, beyond ensuring safety and notifying authorities if necessary, one crucial step that is subject to be forgotten in the stress of the moment is the exchange of insurance information. This can be especially unfortunate if a driver who is clearly not at fault fails to seek the right information.
Start by taking down the other driver’s license plates. This is the most surefire way to avoid being hung out to dry if he or she attempts to present you with false insurance information, claims to be uninsured, or decides to speed off. After doing so, ask to see his or her insurance card, which should contain:
Make sure to copy down each of these carefully and correctly, and get in touch with the other driver’s insurance provider and yours as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know has recently been in an automobile collision, contact the experienced team of Green Bay car accident lawyers at the law offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874 to discuss your case and further legal options.