What To Do After A Car Accident


Being in a car accident can be devastating and costly. However, you should know what to do after a car accident that can be imperative to a beneficial outcome for all of the parties involved. First and foremost, always stop after an accident even if the other party leaves the scene. Always keep personal safety and the safety of others in mind by protecting the scene with flares, flashers or a flashlight. Regardless of minor damages to the vehicles involved or the absence of injuries, always call police to report the accident even when another party requests to avoid police involvement.

Once the police are on scene, tell the officer what happened to the best of your knowledge. Simply state that you do not remember certain events as they happened if you in fact do not recall how or why certain things occurred. If an officer asks if you are injured and you are not really sure, again state that you do not know rather than saying “no” at the scene. Remember to document the scene with photos of vehicle damages or personal injuries by utilizing a camera or cell phone equipped with a camera. Information should be collected and exchanged between all of the parties involved in the accident and witnesses that were privy to the collision. Typically an officer will collect this information. However, in the absence of police presence, be sure to view the insurance cards of the involved parties and write down the pertinent information or photograph the insurance coverage.

Contact your car insurance provider immediately following the accident and inquire about MedPay, or medical benefits included in your insurance policy. MedPay will be used to cover medical bills of you and other occupants of your vehicle to a certain extent in which your private health insurance provider will take over medical costs. Always seek medical attention at the local ER or through your private physician following even the most minor of vehicle accidents. Some injuries sustained from car accidents are not immediately visible. Remember, the most important think you can do following a car accident is to contact your attorney to protect your rights.

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Our Top Picks – 12 Odd Driving Laws Around The World!

Traffic regulations come with some of the oddest laws you’ll find anywhere. We’ve collected some of the craziest laws from around the world for you. Here are 12 odd driving laws that you’ve never heard of. First we will be starting with odd laws from around the United States –

Alabama —

Apparently, there are people in Alabama that have tried driving while wearing blindfolds. So as a law, you are forbidden from driving while blindfolded.

Scituate, Rhode Island —

Normally, you are not allowed to drive under the influence of alcohol. However, in Rhode Island, you are not even allowed to drive with an unopened beer can or bottle in your car.

University City, Missouri —

Traffic laws in St Louis forbid drivers from honking another driver’s horn. Why this law was implemented is anyone’s guess.

Youngstown, Ohio —

Traffic laws in Youngstown forbid drivers from running out of gas. You’d be wise to try and drive on a full tank if you are going long distance.

Minnetonka, Minnesota —

In Minnetonka, you are forbidden from off-roading or mudding. In fact, if you drive a car with excessive dirt on it, you will get a ticket.

459154269Little Rock, Arkansas —

In Little Rock, you are not allowed by law to honk your car’s horn after 9pm while around a restaurant that has cold drinks and sandwiches in its menu…

Dublin, Georgia —

In Dublin, it’s illegal to drive your car through a playground. You don’t say!

Topeka, Kansas —

In this Street, Kansas Avenue, you are forbidden from driving with dead poultry in your car, regardless of whether it is fried chicken or frozen turkey.

Now Around The World :

Philippines —

In Philippines, it is considered unlawful to drive a scooter while wearing flip-flops, sandals or bare feet. To avoid trouble with the law, you’d better have closed shoes on while enjoying a ride on your scooter.

Denmark —

Apparently in Denmark, drivers need a law against starting a car while there is someone underneath it.

Canada —

You can get jailed for six months or get fined $10,000 for driving over 30mph or over the speed limit.

Cyprus —

You are not allowed to carry food or drinks in your car in Cyprus. If you get hungry, you’d better find a restaurant!

What Are Some Odd Driving Laws You’ve Heard Of? Let Us Know In The Comments Below!