Had an Accident?
Breath and follow these guidelines provided by HABA
What to do at the Scene
Turn on hazard lights
Move the vehicle out of the roadway if possible
Be careful exiting the vehicle
2. Get Help
Check to see if anyone is injured
If there is an injury, call 911
Render first aid if possible
3. Exchange Information
Driver and Vehicle Information
DRIVER: Get the name, address, phone number, driver's license number, state, expiration date, birthday. (Note if glasses or contacts are indicated, and if the driver appears to be wearing either.)
VEHICLE: Get the make/model/year/color, license plate number, state, expiration, and name, phone and address of the registered owner. Note condition and damage.
Get the name of the insurance company, phone number, address, policy number and expiration, as well as insurance agent’s name and contact information.
Witnesses and Passenger Information
Get the names and contact info for any witnesses and passengers. If no one comes forward to volunteer that they are a witness, ask anyone present if they saw the accident.
Note the time of day, weather and road conditions, location, etc. Sketch the position and direction of the vehicles, intersection, merging roads, etc.
Take photos, including photos of documents (license, insurance card, registration), the location, the vehicles, damage, license plate, driver and passengers... you can also use video and audio!
Be sure to document the damage to the vehicles, the accident scene and surrounding area, position of the vehicles at the time of the accident.
Anyone claiming they were injured, road hazards that may have contributed to the accident, etc. Photographs or videos taken at the scene can be extremely valuable when it’s time to settle your case.
After the Accident
1. Report the Accident
Report the accident to your insurance company.
Always call the police when:
an injury or fatality is involved,
you suspect one of the drivers is intoxicated,
the vehicles cannot be moved,
one of the drivers has no insurance, or
one of the drivers leaves the scene.
2. File a Crash Report
If a law enforcement officer is not investigating the crash, you must file a crash report with TxDOT within 10 days if any of the following conditions apply:
There are injuries or a fatality
You suspect property damage exceeds $1,000
You suspect a driver is intoxicated, unlicensed, has no insurance or attempts to leave the scene
3. Contact Us
Call us at (713) 224-0413
Come by the shop at 3611 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX, 77003 which is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to include the photos of the accident)