If you happen to be involved in a car accident, you’re going to want to have some pre-accident planning to rely upon to make sure that you get everything straight at the scene of the crash. To make certain that you’re ready, it’s a good idea to write the following information down, put it in your glove compartment and to pull it out if there is a crash, just to be certain that you have everything you need from the other driver so that you can get the accident taken care of properly.
What to Ask For
According to Cars.com, you should get the following information from anybody with whom you are involved in an accident:
- Their full name
- Telephone number
- Make, model and year of the vehicle they’re driving
- Their license plate number
- The name of their insurance carrier
- Their insurance policy number
- Their email address
This will give you all of the contact information you need when you need to talk to your own insurance company about the crash. In most cases, the other driver will be cooperative and will be more than willing to share this information, and they will probably want your information, as well.
In addition to this, make certain that you get a phone number, a name, a badge number and a police report number from any police officer documenting the accident, according to the same article. It could really help a lawyer out in the event that you need to sue for compensation.