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A car wreck checklist will help you collect all the information needed after an accident. If you have been involved in a car wreck in Texas, you will understand hard it is to think after the trauma of a car wreck.

There are over 14,000 serious car wrecks in Texas every year. Even if you are a safe driver, the person next to you may not be a safe driver. Accidents happen, don’t be unprepared.

Car Wreck Checklist

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Car Wreck Checklist


  • If possible, move your vehicle out of traffic.
  • Put your vehicle in park and turn the car off.
  • Turn on your hazard lights.
  • Check yourself and passengers for injuries.

To Do:

  • Call 911
  • From the other driver get:
  • Name: _________________________________________
  • Driver’s License Number: __________________________
  • Insurance Company: ______________________________
  • Insurance Policy Number: __________________________
  • Insurance Phone Number: __________________________
  • License Plate State and Number: _____________________
  • Get names and contact information from any witnesses __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Note the time of day/night, the weather conditions and any factors that could have contributed to the accident __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Take pictures with your camera or phone of:
    • The damage to both vehicles
    • Any skid marks
    • The location showing where the accident happened
    • The other driver’s license plate
    • The police officer’s report number
  • Call MLF Legal at (214)357-1782 to start the investigation of your claim and to help you get to a doctor to examine your injuries if any.


(tear off to give other driver)

Your name: ___________________________________________

Your insurance company name: ___________________________

Your insurance policy number: ____________________________

Your driver’s license number: _____________________________


You can download the Car Wreck Checklist at the MLF legal web page. If you would like a hard copy, stop by any of our MLF Legal offices and pick up your free copy. Keep the Car Wreck Checklist in your glove box. If you are involved in a car wreck you will have everything you need at your finger tips.