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What to do at the scene of a car accident

If you are involved in a car accident in Ohio, it's important to take the right steps with regard to your health and safety. No matter what, your health should always come first. If you have any reason to believe you are injured, don't do anything until medical personnel arrives. This will go a long way in helping you avoid additional injuries.

If you are able to do so, here are several other steps to take:

-- Move your vehicle to a safe location, out of the lane of traffic.

-- Check to see if anybody else is injured, such as passengers in your vehicle.

-- Contact the police, as they can help facilitate the process and ensure the safety of everyone involved.

-- Stay at the scene of the accident.

Along with the above, it is best to keep quiet following an accident. You don't want to share too much information with the other party, as it could be used against you.

While there is nothing wrong with exchanging contact and insurance information, don't discuss the details of the accident. This is something for your insurance company to figure out.

You hope you are never involved in a car accident, but this could happen at any point in the future. Every time you take to the road, you are at risk. Even if you obey the rules of the road and drive safely, another person could make a mistake that causes an accident.

Knowing what to do in the event of a car accident is extremely important, as this can help prevent additional stress and anxiety.

Source: Geico, "What To Do If You Get Into An Accident," accessed May 09, 2016

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