What to do if you're in a car accident

First, make sure that everyone is safe and out of danger – call emergency services if you need to.

Then you can exchange details with the other drivers or witnesses. It's important you get the name, address, phone number, vehicle registration and insurance company of the other driver involved in the accident. If an uninsured driver hits your vehicle, it's important that you also identify the person (ask to see his or her license and note the number if possible), the car (make, model, colour and registration number), the contact details of any witnesses and, if a police officer attended, get his or her name and ID number.

If you are insured with AA Insurance, you can report your claim online or call us on 0800 500 216 if it's urgent. If you have comprehensive cover, we'll arrange for your car to be dropped off or picked up, assessed and repaired. If your car can't be driven, and we've accepted your claim, we'll cover the reasonable cost of towing or transporting your car to the nearest recommended repairer.

Every insurer has different terms and conditions on their policies. It pays to familiarize yourself with these and check if there is anything specific required from you after an accident.