Collect as many details as possible.
Don’t rely on the police report as your only record of events, as it may take up to 30 days for Maryland Auto to receive a copy of the report. Make sure to write down the names, contact info, license plate and driver’s license numbers for all drivers and passengers in the cars involved. If there were any witnesses, be sure to get their contact information as well.
Remember to take pictures!
Use your phone’s camera to obtain pictures of the following:
- Damage to all of the vehicles involved, including your own. Get wide shots well as close-up shots of any areas that have sustained damage.
- The area around the accident scene, as well as any unusual road conditions (ice, debris, construction, etc.) that may have contributed to the accident.
- If the other drivers agree, a photo of their tag and driver’s license is also a good way to capture their information.