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Auto Accident Checklist

This is a quick checklist of what to do in the event of an accident. You may want to print a copy to keep with your vehicle.

If you are involved in an accident

  • Remain calm and polite.
  • Turn on your hazard lights.
  • If safe to do so, move your vehicle away from traffic.
  • Do not discuss who is at fault or your insurance limits.
  • Do not leave the scene of the accident.

Contact emergency personnel

  • If anyone is injured, call 911 for medical assistance.
  • Do not move an injured person.
  • Give police your version of what happened.
  • Obtain the police officer's name, department and incident number.

Exchange information

  • Vehicle owner's name, address, telephone and/or email address
  • Insurance information (company and policy number)
  • Other vehicle information (year, make, model and registration plate)
  • Driver's name, address, telephone and/or email address (if different from the vehicle owner's information)
  • Obtain contact information from passengers and/or witnesses.
  • Note the accident location.

Take photos/video if safe to do so

  • Accident scene
  • Traffic controls
  • Street names
  • Road conditions
  • Vehicles and other property damage

Contact Amica promptly

Call Amica at 800-242-6422 or report your claim online. Subject to your coverage, we may provide towing assistance from the accident scene and recommend a repair shop to you. For further assistance, contact an Amica representative or visit our Claims Resource Center.