Understanding Accident Procedures and Other FAQs

Accident Procedures

If you are involved in an accident in which a person is injured or there is damage to the vehicles or other property, you must stop, call the police and give information and assistance. There are criminal penalties, including fines and imprisonment, if you do not stop at the scene of an accident in which you are involved.

Your first duty is to render assistance to anyone injured in the accident, if you are able. You must then notify the nearest police station. You are required to give your name, address, automobile registration number and upon request, show your insurance or financial responsibility information and your driver's license.

If the police do not investigate at the scene of the accident, you must notify the police department closest to the accident as soon as possible.

Do the following as soon as possible:

  • Seek medical treatment as needed. Advise your doctors you were in an accident.
  • As soon as possible, obtain all information about the other driver, including name, address, phone number, driver's license number, car tag number, insurance company name and policy number.
  • Obtain all witnesses' name, addresses, and phone numbers.
  • Obtain police officers name and station.
  • Write down details of the accident.
  • Take pictures of injuries, the vehicles, and accident scene.
  • Retain an attorney. 

Accident FAQs

Answers for Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Injuries

Worker's Compensation Benefits

The law provides several types of workers' compensation benefits: