This 7-step guide can help make the moments after an accident less stressful — and the claims process a whole lot smoother.

    1. Move to a safe area (if you can) …
    2. Stop your vehicle and get out. …
    3. Check on others involved. …
    4. Call the police to the scene. …
    5. Gather info. …
    6. Document the scene. …
    7. File your insurance claim.