minor car crash

minor car crash

Minor Car Crash

No injuries were reported and both parties involved in the crash went on their way a short time later, Valdez said. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett later told reporters that the minor fender-bender occurred about a mile away from the team’s facility, per NFL Network’s Jane Slater.
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Minor Car Crash

State Farm Insurance Company statistics indicate approximately 75 percent of all car accidents are non-injury accidents, or “fender-benders,” and involve only property damage. Most insurance companies categorize them as minor car accidents because people quickly settle and seldom sue.
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Minor Car Crash

Most people are familiar with fender-bender accident protocol. They know the basics of what to do. Yet even minor car accidents can create chaos. Bent steel, broken glass, and upset drivers can unsettle the immediate environment. As a result, it’s sometimes easy to forget what you need to do to preserve the evidence to make a proper insurance claim.
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Minor Car Crash

2. Anger is counterproductive Keep your cool. If you allow yourself to get upset, you’ll forget to follow protocol. Worse, you may make yourself sick. It’s just not worth it. It’s a minor car accident with no injuries. Whether you’re responsible or not doesn’t really matter at this point.
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Minor Car Crash

5. Call the police Even if no one has injuries, having a police officer sent to the scene is important. Unfortunately, in most cities today, there aren’t enough police available to respond to non-injury minor car accidents. Ask for one anyway. Be sure to tell the dispatcher whether the cars are slowing or stopping traffic or whether you feel the scene is dangerous. If that’s the case, they’ll certainly send at least one officer.
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Minor Car Crash

9. Look for witnesses Even though it’s just a minor car accident, witnesses can help your insurance company, especially if the other driver later claims he was hurt. If the witnesses agree, ask them to write down their contact information and a brief statement of what they saw. There’s no law stating a witness statement must be notarized or a witness has to swear to it.
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Minor Car Crash

Frequently these accidents do not cause any injuries to the drivers or passengers. However, the collisions can still result in minor property damage to the cars, whether it’s a dented bumper or fender, or scrapes and scratches on the paint.
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Minor Car Crash

3. No apologies, please It’s common for adrenaline to start pumping after an accident, even a minor one. Whether you’re at fault or not, don’t apologize. While your morals and instincts may tell you to, it’s better to leave any comments for your insurance company. Remember, the other driver can use anything you say as evidence against you – even in a civil case.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 7 million car accidents occur each year. Of those, there are more than 2 million people injured and more than 40,000 killed. One out of every four drivers is in a car accident during their lifetime. The NHTSA estimates the financial cost of these accidents is more than $230 billion.
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When a car accident happens, adrenaline, anger, and frustration can interrupt your thought processes. After all, we’re only human. No one likes to have his or her car scratched or dented. Suddenly realizing you’re late for work or you need to pick up your children from school is upsetting. Having to stand out in the middle of traffic with voyeuristic drivers rubbernecking is a very uncomfortable experience.
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Do not relinquish your driver’s license to the driver. Show it to him, but don’t let him have possession of it. If he decides to hold on to it, you may have a difficult time getting it back. Write down a description of the driver’s car and the car’s license plate number.

Published on Jul 2, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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