Auto Accident Guide

If you drive, chances are, you will eventually be involved in a motor vehicle accident.  This guide will help you take the necessary steps in the event of an accident.

  • Move out of the way of traffic, and turn on your hazard lights.
  • Call the police, even in a minor accident. If someone is injured, request medical assistance.  If fire is involved, request fire department aid.
  • Do not discuss the accident with anyone other than the police or a claim representative from your insurance provider.
  • If possible, take photos of the accident scene and the auto damage.
  • Exchange the necessary information with the other driver(s). This information includes:
    • Driver & passenger names
    • License plate numbers
    • Insurance information
    • Year, Make & Model of all vehicles involved
    • Contact information for any witnesses
    • Location of accident
    • The name and badge number of any responding police officers
    • The report number if a report is submitted.


Remember to pay attention and drive safe.

For more information on personal auto insurance call Welch Associates Insurance at 570-836-3165 today!