When you are involved in a car accident, there are several things you need to do to make a claim for compensation. Here's a few of the things you should do right away following an accident.
First, make sure you call your car insurance agent. If you can, call before you go to the doctor or head home. If you're injured or unable to contact the agent, speak with them at your earliest convenience. You also need to understand your insurance coverage, so make sure you know what part of your coverage is going to be in effect before you call. You may not be covered in some instances if you caused an accident that falls under the "exclusions" policy.