ericpetersautos.com / Eric Peters / August 2, 2017
The thing about accidents, of course, is they’re unpredictable. They just kind of happen – usually at a time (and in a place) that’s not convenient. They are also stressful – and that’s pretty much when our capacity to make good decisions is at a low ebb.
Which is why it’s a good idea to be ready – as you can be – for an accident before it happens.
* Prepping your car –
Keep a notepad and pencil (not a pen; they dry up) in the console or glovebox so you’ll have something to write details about the accident on. Not just the where and when but the circumstances; things you might forget but which could be very helpful to remember later – in court, or when wrangling with the insurance people.
Use you cell phone to take pictures of everything. Not just the damage to your car and the other car, but also the position of the cars as well as things like skid marks in the road and signage (especially if obscured by leaves/tree branches, etc.)