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What to do, what to avoid after a car accident

It can happen before you have time to react or to understand the noises you are hearing and the jolts you are feeling. The sounds of squealing tires, crunching metal and shattering glass make it all clear, however, and you know without being told that you have been in a car crash.

A recent TV news report laid out the basics of what to do -- and what not to do -- in the aftermath of a car accident.

The first step is to call the Tempe police and, if there have been injuries, call EMS (emergency medical services). Both can be reached simply by dialing 911.

Check to see if your passengers (or your pets) are OK. Check yourself for injuries, too. Sometimes the shock and adrenaline of a crash can mask serious injuries, so be careful and observant when doing this check of yourself and others.

Don't forget to check the driver of the other vehicle and any passengers in that car as well. Call EMS if anyone appears hurt.

You should also contact your auto insurance company, the article states, and begin the claims process.

And of course, you should contact your loved ones and apprise them of the situation.

When you talk to law enforcement officers or the other driver, you are advised to remember not to say that you are at fault for the crash. Even if you believe you caused the accident, do not say it to police or others.

It should go without saying, but let's say it anyway: even if the accident is minor and your vehicle is still functioning, do not simply drive away. Never leave the scene of an accident until a police officer gives you the go-ahead.

Please take a look at the article for more useful advice on what to do and what to avoid after a motor vehicle collision.

If you or your loved ones have been injured in a crash caused by another driver, you can call an experienced Tempe personal injury attorney to get information about obtaining maximum compensation for all damages.

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