Nevada Insurance Enrollment Explains Why Exchanging Information After Car Accident Key to Fast Claim

In a Car Accident and Forgot to Exchange Insurance Information; Now What?

LAS VEGAS - nvtip -- While most Nevada drivers know what they should do in the event of a collision, it's not unusual for drivers to neglect to exchange important contact and insurance information. Unfortunately, this can have dire consequences.

Nevada law requires that all drivers stay at the scene of the accident, even the driver that isn't at fault. Following a collision, all of the drivers involved should exchange key information, including:

• The name, address, email, phone number and insurance information of each driver involved in the collision
• The license plate numbers of all vehicles involved
• The location of the accident
• The name and badge number of each police officer on the scene
• Information related to any first responders on the scene
• Contact information for any witnesses who are willing to provide an account of the accident

If the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the accident without providing their information, the first thing the other driver should do is record anything that they can remember about the vehicle, including its color, make and model. The driver should also take pictures of their surroundings, including any skid marks, damage to their vehicle or anything else that may indicate the nature of the accident. If the accident took place near any stores, the driver may find out if the store has any security footage that could help track down the at-fault driver.

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Unfortunately, there's always the chance that the at-fault motorist could refuse to provide the information needed to the other driver, especially if they are uninsured or at risk of exceeding the maximum limit of points on their license. In most cases, rather than engaging with the at-fault driver and escalating an already stressful situation, it's generally best to simply call the police and let an officer obtain all of the necessary information. If possible, the other driver involved in the collision should try to get a picture of the at-fault driver's vehicle and license plate number.

Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and even accidents resulting in very minor damage can be distressing. In addition to exchanging important personal information, a driver should contact their Nevada Insurance Enrollment auto insurance agent to let them know about the collision and provide any information that they were able to collect. An auto insurance agent can guide them through the claims process.

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Nevada Insurance Enrollment
4260 W. Craig Road suite #150-A
North Las Vegas, NV  89032
(702) 898-0554

Nevada Insurance Enrollment
Shelly Rogers

Source: Nevada Insurance Enrollment
Filed Under: Insurance

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