What to do if you are involved in car accident

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - It's something nobody ever wants to think about, but everyone needs to know what to do if they are involved in a vehicle accident.

According to recent statistics, approximately six million Americans are involved in a car accident every year, so it's important to be prepared.

The first thing experts recommend is calling the authorities to file a police report, especially if someone is injured.

It's also important to stay at the scene until the authorities arrive; however if you are blocking traffic, you can move out of the way, but remain at the scene.

If you or the other person involved is injured, you want to call paramedics as soon as possible.

Authorities also recommend taking pictures to provide proof of the damages to authorities, attorneys or possibly even a judge in the future.

Whenever you are involved in any type of accident, it's important to keep all documents and reports in an organized file.

Bottom line, if you are involved in any type of accident you must stay at the scene and contact authorities.