According to Forbes magazine, the average driver is involved in an accident that leads to an auto insurance claim every 17.9 years. Since car accidents are so common, we suggest arming yourself with these guidelines for how to manage yourself and those around you post-accident:
1. Check for injuries. After a collision, it’s important to make sure that you, the driver(s) and any passengers are not hurt. If someone is injured, get help right away. Call 9-1-1 if needed.