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Things You Shouldn’t Do After a Car Accident

If you live in Foley, AL and you’re ever involved in an auto accident, you’re likely to be shaken if not completely distraught. Despite this fact, you need to keep in mind that there are several things that you shouldn’t do following a car accident.

Here is an overview so you will know exactly what to refrain from doing:

Leave the scene

You should never, ever leave the scene of an accident, regardless of who is at fault. Even if you accidentally hit a parked car and the owner of the vehicle is nowhere around, you should call the police and wait for them to arrive. You should also wait for the owner of the vehicle, if feasible. If you leave the scene of an accident, you could be charged with a hit and run, especially if you were at fault. 

Admit Fault

Even if you’re absolutely sure that an accident was a result of your negligence, you should never admit fault to the police, the other driver, or any bystanders. It might be discovered that you weren’t at fault, but if you admit fault on the scene, then you could be charged. The police could give you a ticket, and the other driver could sue you. 

Argue or Threaten the Other Driver 

Regardless of how angry you might be at the other driver, you should always refrain from threatening anyone on the scene or starting an argument. Any emotions that you’re experiencing are likely normal, but it isn’t normal to allow a volatile temper to get the best of you. You need to remain as calm as possible as you speak with the police, as you don’t want to end up getting arrested.

Southern Risk Associates Is Here To Help

As you can see, there are certain things that you should refrain from doing if you’re ever involved in an accident in Foley, AL or any place else. If you need a new insurer for your car or truck, then we at Southern Risk Associates can provide you with a quote in case you’re interested in starting a policy. We go above and beyond to ensure all our customers are treated fairly and provided with high-quality coverage and customer service. 

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