Automobile accidents are never fun. Even if no one is hurt and no serious damage is done to the cars involved in a crash, an automobile accident can quickly become a hassle that neither party wants to take part in. However, there are certain precautions that drivers should always take in the event of an accident that help prevent confusion and ensure fairness and safety. Here are some helpful tips you can use if you ever find yourself in a minor accident.

  • When confronted with an accident, however small, the first thing you should do is check to make sure everyone involved is safe. If someone needs medical assistance, call 911 ASAP.
  • Be sure to exchange insurance and contact info with the other drivers involved with the accident to help ensure the aftermath of the accident is easy and efficient.
  • Take photos and file a report with local authorities as soon as possible, recounting all the details of the accident as accurately as you can. Official documentation can help assign fault and ensure fairness.
  • Contact your insurance company with all the details of the accident, and have your car inspected as soon as possible.
  • Once the damage has been assessed and insurance coverage has been decided upon, take your car to a local service department for repairs!

For more information on steps you should take in the event of an accident, check out this helpful graphic from Allstate!

Avery Greene Honda hopes you stay safe on the roads this summer! Should you be involved in an accident, remember these tips to ensure ease and fairness in the aftermath of the crash. For more information on Avery Greene Honda, including its wide selection of new Honda cars, trucks and SUVs, stop by!