There are things you can’t always control in life, and getting into a car accident is surely one of them. You could be running some errand or coming home from hanging out with friends, and all of a sudden your day is interrupted by this unfortunate event! Of course, first and foremost you should assess your physical condition to make sure that you are not seriously injured. There are common injuries associated with car accidents that can range from mild to severe, so you want to take a moment to ensure that you can safely exit the vehicle before doing so.
The worst part of being in a car accident (or any accident, period!) is that you probably won’t know what to do and you'll end up making quite a few rookie mistakes. Don't be too hard on yourself, these mistakes are to be expected the first time around because…well, no one actually plans to go out and get into a car accident! However, by reviewing what you should and should not do if you ever do find yourself in a car accident can help ensure that you don't make the kind of mistakes that could end up hurting you in the long run.