What Not To Do After a Car Accident

Unfortunately, in an age where almost everyone of drivable age has a license and drives a car, most people have been involved either directly or indirectly in a car accident of some sort. Consequently, many people may already know how to conduct themselves after an accident has occurred, and specifically how to not unwittingly disadvantage their Wisconsin auto insurance by admitting fault. Here are some other things you shouldn’t do. 

• Don’t leave your car in a position that may be unsafe for other road users. It’s essential to keep safety uppermost in your mind after an accident. Should your car be drivable it should be moved off the road to avoid other cars colliding with it. 
• Don’t argue with anyone. Sometimes when people are upset they allow their anger to get the better of them, but make a big effort not to respond to potential taunts and accusations. Leave offensive people for the police to deal with. 
• Don’t immediately authorize repairs. Your insurance company may have a preferred repair facility, so wait for repair instructions from your assigned insurance adjuster. 

It’s important not to be talked out of reporting the accident to the police; this is possibly the most crucial of things after an accident. Having an official accident report may be an effective deterrent for people attempting to scam your Wisconsin auto insurance company for damages that didn’t occur at the accident scene.


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