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.