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How to Exchange Information After a Car Crash

How to Exchange Information After a Car Crash

Getting all the right information is the first critical step to a successful car crash settlement. If any of the information you collect from the other driver isn’t correct, you may be left without a way to contact them and get the justice you deserve. So what’s the right way of doing this? How do you exchange information after a car crash?

What You Need

Before meeting the other driver, take a moment to assess the damages. If anyone is seriously injured or if there appears to be more than $1,000 in damages, you should call emergency services and report the crash before exchanging information.

When you meet the other driver, you’ll want to have your insurance card, driver’s license, and camera on hand. You need to collect all of the following before parting ways.

  • Driver’s name

  • Driver’s license number

  • Phone number

  • Home address

  • License plate

  • Insurance provider

  • Policy number

To avoid handling cards in this time of social distancing, you may wish to text a picture of your information to the other driver and ask that they do the same This has the added bonus of verifying the other driver’s phone number and ensuring that your insurance company and your attorney have a means of contacting them in the future.

Prove a Point

One of the best ways to verify the other driver’s information is to file a police report. This is why it’s always a good idea to contact the police immediately after a crash. A police report will verify that the other driver’s information is accurate and complete.

If you or someone you love suffered serious injuries in a car crash, we are here for you. If you’d like an experienced Missouri personal injury attorney from Kolker & Labovitz to evaluate your case, please send us an email or call (314) 684-8285.

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