When you get into a car accident, there are some steps you may need to take in order to ensure that you and the other person are safe and to get the insurance claim process started. First of all you have to check yourself for injuries. In case if you are seriously injured, try not to move, and wait for emergency personnel.
If you are safe and don't hurt too much in a car accident immediately, check on the other people's in your car. If any one of them is injured, get on the phone with emergency services or ask a bystander to call for help. Whether an accident is considered a minor or a major collision, calling the police is vital, and in most cases, it's legally needed. The police officers will fill out an accident report and document the entire scene.