Automobile Accident Help

What To Do If You are Involved in an Automobile Accident

While still at the scene

  1. STAY CALM – this may be difficult, but extremely important
  2. Make sure everyone is OK – Call 911 if needed
  3. If you can safely do so, take pictures of the damage to all involved vehicles or property damaged
  4. If the vehicles are drivable and there are no injuries, move the vehicles to the shoulder of the road
  5. If parts of a vehicle fell off during the accident, move them out of the roadway (only if it is completely safe to do so)
  6. Get the following information from the other party(ies):
    • Name and phone number
    • Insurance information (if possible also take a picture of the other party(ies) insurance card)
    • Driver’s license information (including address) (if possible also take a picture of the other party(ies) drivers license)

Once you are at an alternate location

  1. Call your insurance company and turn in the claim (or the other party(ies) insurance company if needed).  See our list of claims numbers.
  2. Call your agent if you have any questions about the claims process or need additional assistance.

If you are a TMIB client call 310.828.9662 and ask to speak to a claims representative.