When school starts in the fall, the population here in Athens grows considerably. And along with all the people flooding back into Athens, there is an equal substantial increase in the number of vehicles on the road.
And you can pretty much quadruple that number when it's game day here in Athens.
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So what happens if you are driving through Athens on Saturday, waiting for the Georgia Bulldogs to kick off, and suddenly you find yourself in an auto accident?
You may have never been in an accident before, nor are you sure exactly what to do.
So we've put together these 7 tips for what you need to do if you find yourself in an auto accident while driving through Athens.
#1) Stay calm
If you find yourself in an accident here in Athens, the first thing you need to do is stay calm. Get excited, frustrated, or flustered will only exasperate an already tense situation.
#2) Call the police
After you've gotten a grip, you now need to go ahead and call the police to the scene. This is very important because the insurance company is going to require a copy of the police report.
#3) Get off the road
Now you want to make sure you move yours, and if there is another car involved, there's, vehicle from the road. There's no reason to clog up the roadway with your vehicles.
#4) exchange information
Make sure, if you are in an accident with other drivers, that you exchange information with the other drivers. The type of information you need is their name, phone number, email address, and insurance company information. Again, very important information when it comes to filing a claim.
#5) Call your insurance company
Now you want to make sure you call your insurance company. This is something that is critically important because, since you are the one paying for insurance, you need to take advantage of whatever entitlements are coming to you to take care of whatever damage was incurred during the accident.
#6) take photos
While you are at the scene, and after you've moved your vehicles out of the way, you should go ahead and take some photos of the accident scene. Taking photos of your vehicle, and the other party's vehicle, can help the insurance claim process move forward more efficiently.
#7) Get a copy of the police report
Finally, you need to make sure you get a copy of the police report. Again, your insurance company is going to require this report be made available in order to conduct a proper investigation of the accident and to help the insurance company in determining how to proceed with the insurance claims.
What are some other tips you can think of that relate to things you can do if you are in an auto accident?