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General Guidelines
 When Involved 
 in an Accident 


General Guidelines When Involved in an Accident

  1. Stop as near to the scene as is safely practical; avoid blocking traffic and otherwise minimize danger to others.
  2. Dial 911 to notify the police and appropriate emergency medical and/or fire/rescue authorities. Request that a police officer respond to the scene and prepare a Police Report. Cooperate fully with police and emergency authorities.
  3. Do not admit negligence or fault or offer settlements.
  4. Provide identification to involved parties.
  5. Obtain contact information for involved parties and witnesses.
  6. Protect University property.
  7. Notify the appropriate Institutional representative as soon as possible. Accidents involving evacuation by emergency medical personnel must be reported immediately to the Institutional Fleet Coordinator.
  8. Complete an accident report in accordance with Institutional guidelines.
  9. Institutional Fleet Coordinators should advise claimants/attorneys to contact the Insurance Division of the State of Maryland Treasurer's Office for questions and instructions for filing a formal notice of claim. Each Institution may have its own additional reporting requirements.
  10. Forward all correspondence related to claims to the Insurance Division of the State of Maryland Treasurer's Office. Each Institution may have its own additional documentation requirements.