What Information Should You Share After a Capitola Auto Accident?

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-Aug-2012

Being involved in a Capitola auto accident is frequently confusing, terrifying, and painful, especially if serious injuries have occurred as a result. In the aftermath of a northern California car crash, however, those involved are meant to exchange important information in order to deal with the damage that has resulted. This can often be difficult for victims to deal with immediately after a serious auto accident. As such, The Washington Post has provided guidelines for all drivers concerning what information should and should not be exchanged after a crash.

So what information is required to be given to those involved in a car crash?

Surprisingly, only your full name and insurance information are generally needed in the case of an accident. While many believe that providing driver’s license information, home address, and telephone number is needed as well, it is not actually necessary in most cases. In fact, providing such information can often put individuals at risk of identity theft, especially by providing a driver’s license number.

By having the full name of the driver and insurance information, other parties in the crash can easily pursue their insurance claim against the correct driver. However, if the other driver is uninsured, a driver’s license will be needed. Additionally, many do not believe that calling the police is necessary if no one was injured in the crash, but such a call should always be made in the aftermath of an accident. While not all police will dispatch an officer if no injuries occurred, such calls are needed, especially if you want to make an accident report.

Auto accidents frequently cause serious and even fatal injuries every day in northern California, and those who are injured by the negligent or reckless actions of another party are entitled to pursuing compensation for their losses. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, a Capitola auto accident injury lawyer can provide you with the representation you need in order to find fair and full compensation in your dealings with insurance companies. For more information concerning how we can help you, call our offices today at (800) 900-0863.

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