What To Do If You Are Involved
In A Motor Vehicle Accident
|STOP YOUR CAR – Never leave the scene of an accident in which
you or your car were involved. No matter how slight the collision, if
you fail to stop, you may leave yourself open to criminal prosecution
even though the accident was not your fault. Stop your car as soon as
possible without further endangering any person or property and without
GET AID FOR THE INJURED – If any one has been hurt,
and ask for an ambulance. Do not attempt first aid unless you are
qualified to give it. You may make matters worse instead of better.
CALL THE POLICE – Call 911 for the police even if there are no
EXCHANGE INFORMATION – As the driver of a vehicle involved in
an accident, you are required by state law to give the other driver, any
injured person, the owner of any damaged property, and the police the
- your name,
- your address,
- your driver’s license number,
- your motor vehicle’s registration number, and
- the name and address of each person in your car.
SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT –
- If you have any doubt at all about your own condition or that of
the passengers in your car, see a doctor as soon as possible. Ask
your passengers to do the same.
- Make sure you give the doctor or emergency room personnel a
complete and accurate report of exactly what happened and what
injuries you think you have, no matter how minor they seem.
- Some injuries, especially injuries to muscles and tendons do not
always manifest themselves immediately. It can take hours to days
before you experience the full impact of your injuries.
If you are out-of-town, or it is not practical for you to come to the Huntsville Police Department to obtain a copy of the accident report
, send either a money order or certified check in the amount of $10.50 with a stamped, self addressed envelope and the order form given to you by the investigating officer to:
Huntsville Police Department
P.O. Box 2085
Huntsville, Alabama 35804-2085
Attn: Records Division
Accident Reports May Also be Obtained Online
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