At some point, you’ve probably heard that you’re supposed to trade insurance information after a car crash. Yet that leaves a lot of questions. What exactly are you trading? If you were involved in a car accident today, would you know all the information you need to exchange after a crash?
If not, then this article is for you.
Cards on the Table
After a crash, you have to meet the other driver. It can feel intimidating, but you’re not alone. Approximately 12 million Americans exchange insurance information after a crash every year. Some are experienced; others might be first-timers. No matter the case, it’s good to be prepared.
Upon meeting the other driver, you should request the following. You should write the information down either on your phone or in a notebook.
- Driver’s Name
- Driver’s License Number
- Phone Number
- Home Address
- Insurance Provider
- Policy Number
- License Plate Number
When you collect all this information, you give yourself the best possible chance of recovering fair compensation. You should also make an effort to get pictures of both cars on all four sides. If possible, get a picture of the cars before they move. The placement of the cars and the damage can help forensic analysts determine who was at fault.
If you have a feeling the other driver’s information isn’t completely accurate, you may want to contact a police officer. A police officer will file an unbiased report from the scene and will verify both driver’s information for accuracy.
Similarly, you might want to call or text the other driver at the scene to make sure the provided number is accurate.
If you suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you might have a case! If you’d like an experienced Dallas car accident attorney from Law Offices of Robert Gregg to evaluate your case, please send us an email or call (214) 891-7536.