Car Accident Checklist

Obtaining the following information after an auto accident will assist in making the reporting and claims process as easy as possible.

General Information

  • Date and time of the accident
  • Accident location (street names, etc.)
  • Name and phone number of any witnesses
  • Name and address of any injured party and the nature of the injuries
  • If emergency services respond: police department, police report number, phone number, officer name, badge number, ambulance company, fire department

Other Vehicle Information

  • Year, make, model, and plate number
  • Any damage sustained
  • Driver’s name, address, and phone number
  • Owner’s name, address, and phone number (if not the driver)
  • Name, address and phone number of any passengers
  • Name of insurance carrier and policy number, if possible

Using your phone or a camera, take pictures of:

  • Damage to any vehicles and/or property
  • Accident scene (road conditions, skid marks, debris in the roadway,  etc.)
  • Accident scene location (intersection, street sign, mile marker, etc.)
  • Identification (insurance cards, license plates, etc.)