In all events and situations:
In any accident, exchange pertinent information at the accident scene (if safe to do so) and exchange information and contact and cooperate with local authorities. Do not discuss anything but the facts of the accident or incident and do not speculate on guilt or fault. Police agencies and claim management personnel will contact you for any additional statements as part of the accident investigation. (Remember that although well-meaning, comments may be taken out of context as part of an accident analysis immediately at the scene.)
Immediately after an accident take the following steps.
- Remain calm. Do not argue
- Do not accept fault
- Move your vehicle out of harm’s way and turn off the engine
- Make sure everyone is OK– call for medical assistance if necessary (414) 288-1911 if on campus; 911 if off campus.
- Contact Public Safety at (414)-288-1911 in addition to 911 if off campus.
- Exchange the following information with involved Parties (in some areas officers at the scene may restrict contact between parties)
- License numbers
- Insurance company information
- Note weather and road conditions
- Record the names and telephone numbers of any witnesses
- Contact Travelers Insurance Company immediately to report the claim.
- A copy of the incident report will be forwarded to Travelers Insurance Company by the Office of Risk Management.
Determine the damage suffered by your vehicle and MOST IMPORTANT -- IS
IT SAFE TO DRIVE.
ABOVE ALL: Be smart, stay calm, use common sense and seek safe location while details are being worked out.