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What to Do With Your Insurance after a Car Accident

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A Guide to Auto Accidents and Insurance

People hate to think about it, but it does happen. People do get into automotive accidents, and there is a chance that you or someone in your life will be in an accident at some point during your lives. Consider the number of accidents that occur in the United States each year. It’s around 5.5 million, and out of these crashes, around 3.8 million people have injuries. These accidents cost a total of $267.5 million in 2013. And sadly, an average of 1.3 million people die in automotive accidents every year in America.

Accidents can be very stressful, naturally, even accidents that don’t result in much damage. Many people do not know what they should do in the aftermath of an accident, and this causes them a number of problems at the moment and later. Let’s look at the simple steps that you need to take after getting into an accident:

• Check for injuries
• Call for help
• Get to somewhere safe
• Take notes and photos
• Exchange information
• Talk with your insurance company
• Stay calm and in control

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