What To Do After A Motor Vehicle Accident

In the event of an accident, please follow these instructions:

  • Stop immediately, and remain calm

  • Protect the scene

    • Activate your 4-way flashers

    • Set out emergency triangles

  • Avoid a second accident

    • If it's in harm's way, move your vehicle

  • Get assistance

    • Call or designate someone to call police and your company

  • Assist the injured if you are qualified

  • Obtain facts about the accident, including, but not limited to:

    • Name, address, home/work/cell phone numbers of all parties involved

    • Insurance information on the driver(s) and owner(s) of the other vehicles involved

    • Date and time of the accident 

    • Location of accident (i.e., intersection, street address, city and state)

    • Description of damage and/or injuries

    • Make, model, color and license tag number(s) of other vehicle(s) involved

    • Description of accident

    • Name, address, home/work/cell telephone numbers of witnesses

  • Photograph the scene and vehicles, if it is safe to do so

  • Obtain name, address and badge number of investigating officer

  • Do not make any statement to anyone or sign anything; only provide authorities with:

    • Your name, address and driver's license number

    • Your company's name, address and operating authority number (if applicable)

    • Your insurance I.D. card

    • Cargo information/Shipping documents (if applicable)

  • Report All Accidents to Lancer Immediately!

Whenever your company is involved in an accident or any incident involving a potential claim against you or your employees, including non-contact events, immediate reporting to Lancer is crucial. As one of our policyholders, you can reach our qualified claims professionals at any time, all of whom are experienced in handling claims associated with your type of business.  

PLEASE CONTACT LANCER BY PHONE IMMEDIATELY EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO GATHER ALL THE INFORMATION LISTED ABOVE. Don't delay. The faster we receive your claim notification, the quicker we can expedite the claim settlement process, reducing the expenses associated with most claims.