What to do if you’re involved in an car accident?

So you’re driving down the road in Idaho Falls, and you get in an automobile accident. What should you do? Here’s some steps you should take:

  • Don’t leave the scene.
  • Call for medical assistance if there are injuries. Provide basic first aid.
  • Call a law enforcement officer if needed. Get the officer’s name and police station address. Ask when the accident report will be filed, its case number and how to get a copy.


Remember, it’s also important to write down the following information about the accident:

  • Date and time.
  • Street and city.
  • Weather and road conditions.
  • Direction and speed you and other drivers were going.
  • How the accident occurred.
  • Record the license plate, driver’s license and insurance information numbers of each driver.

This information is based on an article published by the Better Business Bureau.