Do not move the vehicles before the police arrive, unless they pose a traffic hazard.
Give a complete statement to the police about how the accident happened and your injuries.
Exchange information with the other driver including: name, address, driver’s license state and number, vehicle license plate number and insurance information.
Write down the names and phone numbers of any witnesses.
Take pictures of the damage to both vehicles and of any noticeable injuries to your body.
Get medical treatment for your injuries immediately. Your Oregon auto insurance will cover all or some of your medical expenses regardless of fault.
Contact your insurance company and provide all the information you have about the other driver.
File an accident report within 72 hours of the accident. If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident, report it to the police within 72 hours.
Do not give a statement to the other driver’s insurance company representative before you talk to a personal injury attorney.
Do not sign a release of information form for the other driver’s insurance company.
Get a written estimate of the damage to your vehicle from a reputable auto body shop that you select.
Download The Guide
Sheldon's Traffic Accident Guide offers tips and helpful advice on what to do in the event you've been in a motor vehicle accident. Review it, print it, and place it in your glove box for convenient reference.