When exchanging auto information with the driver of the other vehicle, you should attempt to be polite and helpful; however, you should not apologize or admit guilt. Amidst the chaos and confusion of the car accident, it is often difficult to accurately assess fault. While you may feel that the auto accident was your fault, the other driver may feel the same way, and an admission of guilt, even unintentionally, will considerably limit your legal options.
When exchanging information with the other driver, you should be sure to get:
- Phone number
- Auto Insurance Information
- Auto Insurance Policy number
- Drivers’ license number
- License plate number
If the name of the driver differs from the name on the insurance card, be sure to establish what their relationship is, and get the name and address of the insured. If there are passengers in the car, you should also get their names, addresses, and telephone numbers. Finally, be sure to write down the year, make, model, and color of the other party's car, and the exact street location of the auto accident.