What should I do if I’m in a car accident?

First, stay put. Leaving the scene of an accident could result in you facing criminal charges. Instead, call 911 or your local emergency number. If you can, move your vehicle off the road and encourage injured people to move out of traffic. (However, do not move anyone who is unconscious or is complaining of head, neck, or back pain.) Gather information, such as the contact information of others involved the accident, the other driver’s insurance information, photos, or notes about what you remember from the accident.