We hope you never need these, but if you’re ever in an auto accident, here’s 10 things to do immediately.

  1. Stop your vehicle and move it to a safe location. The law requires you to stop at the accident scene.
  2. Check all parties for injuries and call for medical assistance if needed.
  3. Call the police. The police will advise you if their response to the scene is not necessary.
  4. Do not admit fault to anyone, as there could be multiple factors contributing to an accident. Give factual details of your recollection of the accident, and cooperate with the police in providing answers to their questions.
  5. Exchange information with the other parties involved in the accident. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, type and ownership of vehicles, insurance information and description of damages are important information to obtain.
  6. Try to identify any witnesses. Obtain their names, addresses and telephone numbers.
  7. If your vehicle needs to be towed, request that it be taken to a repair shop of your choice.
  8. If possible, take photos of the accident scene prior to the involved vehicles being moved.
  9. As soon as possible, Contact Us to report the accident or you may use our Service Center to find the direct claims reporting information for the insurance company you are insured with.
  10. If you suspect insurance fraud, please let us know.

Don’t insure your autos with Dawson Insurance? Give us a call and we’ll give a competitive quote with great coverage.

About Dawson Insurance

The first independent insurance agency in Dawson County, Dawson Insurance has a history of excellence since 1964. Located in Dawsonville, Georgia, we also offer unparalleled service and competitive quotes to personal and business insurance clients in Cumming, Gainesville, Alpharetta and throughout the entire State of Georgia.


We know that being available to you is valuable. Because we are an essential business as described by the federal government, our offices remain open and available to you. Your health and well-being continue to be our priority. We have implemented social distancing measures at our offices, and will continue to safely operate them for you.