What to Do if You're
Involved in an Accident
In a typical 12-month period, there are more than six million vehicle accidents in the U.S. If your employees are involved in a collision while driving a company-owned vehicle, will they know what to do following the accident?
“This is definitely one area where you want to get involved before an accident occurs,” says Daryl Allegree, Universal Underwriters Manager of Loss Prevention. “Educating your drivers about what to do immediately following an accident is critical.”
Here are some tips we recommend that you communicate to your drivers:
We recommend that you keep information about what to do following an accident in each company vehicle.
Universal Underwriters publishes an “Accident Assistance Guide”. The guide should be kept in each company-owned vehicle (with vehicle registration and proof of insurance). It covers the steps listed above and includes a preliminary accident report form, enabling your employee to gather critical information at the accident scene.
The “Accident Assistance Guide” is available to all Universal Underwriters’ customers. To request copies, please call your Universal Underwriters representative or 1-800-840-8842, ext. 4845.
For information about how Universal Underwriters Group’s Special Account Services Division can help meet the special needs of your automotive recycling business, call 1-800-840-8842, ext. 4845, visit our web site at www.universalunderwriters.com or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article is provided for informational purposes only. Please consult with qualified legal counsel to address your particular circumstances and needs. Universal Underwriters Group is not providing legal advice and assumes no liability concerning the information set forth above.