Driving is probably the most dangerous thing most of us will ever do. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year more than 30,000 people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes and more than 2 million are injured. Even the most responsible driver can find themselves involved in a dangerous car accident. It is important that every driver on the road know what to do after a crash.
First, take some deep breaths. Our bodies handle car accidents with a rapid rush of overwhelming emotions like shock, fear, guilt, or anger. It is important to try to calm yourself down so that you can handle the situation. This is the time to assess the accident and determine if it was a serious one.