5 Things To Do After An Auto Accident

With over 200,000 traffic accidents happening in Florida each year, here are some things for you to keep in mind in the event that you or your loved ones are involved in an auto accident.

First, before doing anything else: CALL 911, even if you don’t think that anyone has serious injuries, it is a good idea to call the police. One reason for calling the police is to get important documentation from a legally recognized authority. The police officer will be able to provide you with a report that you may need to file a claim with your insurance company. The report should have the names of those involved in the accident, any citations issued, the day, time and location of the accident.

Then, if you can take some photographs before and then close-ups of damage after moving your vehicles as part of the documentation process.

Florida Auto Insurance protects you if you're in an accident.

When you are in a safe location it is important to obtain the following information:

  • Names, phone numbers, addresses and email addresses of all occupants and witnesses


  • Insurance Company name, their policy number and main phone number for other drivers insurance company.


  • Get the police report number, phone number of the police station that dispatched officers to the scene of the accident, the officers name and their badge numbers.

Then your next step would be to contact your insurance agent. Your Erb and Young Insurance Agent is here for you in these stressful circumstances. Our priorities are your safety and protecting your assets.

To recap, here are the 5 things to do after you are in an Auto Accident:

  1. Call 911
  2. Document with photos
  3. Get a police report
  4. Exchange insurance information
  5. Call your Erb and Young Insurance Agent.

The goal your Erb and Young Insurance Agent is to provide affordable auto insurance in Florida and to be a knowledgable resource to you and your family. Therefore, we will be happy to answer all of your auto insurance related questions. Get the peace of mind that you deserve by calling your Erb and Young Insurance Agent at 321-234-1690.


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