It would be great if you have a camera, notepad, and pen with you. At that time, you should note down the brand of the vehicle you are hit by, its registration number, color, and model. Also note down the venue or exact spot, what were the weather conditions, the time, and date at which the accident occurred. If there is some witness, note down all his details including name, address, cell number etc. the witness can be of great help save you in case the other driver doesn’t give you the correct details.
Last, you must find the car title to your car. If you are not the title holder, then you may not be in position to sell the car at all. If you do not have the title but you are the owner of the vehicle, you must contact the local BMV for information on filing for a new car title. Most junk car removal companies and «cash for cars» services prefer to purchase salvaged cars with the title. In some cases, scrap car buyers don’t mind purchasing cars without titles.
The first place you should call when you have an accident and all of the injured are taken care of is your insurance company. Let your agent know all about the accident and whether or not there were any injuries. Give him as many details as you can.
Using seatbelts in a car is mandatory. They prevent the occupants in the car from flying out of the car in case of a car crash and getting killed or seriously hurt. Wearing a seatbelt, in some types of car accidents, can also trap you inside the car. Without being able to get the seatbelt off, before the car bursts into flames, is a situation no one wants to imagine happening. Having a seat belt cutter with you eliminates this fear. Passengers who also carry their car escape tools with them can cut through their way to safety.
Call your local law enforcement authorities or 911 if you discover that there were any serious injuries during the car accident. Doing this is the most important first response and provides you with the assistance needed and a legal record to turn over to your insurance company. This is not the time to worry about whose fault it was; the insurance companies will determine that. Do not admit to fault, let the police sort this out in their report.
How do you organize the music CD’s or recorded books you have in your car? Some people simply leave their CD’s and cases lying loose around the car so they can access them quickly. Remember that in an accident, these CD and cases can ricochet around the inside of the car and cause injuries to you or your passengers.