What to do in an Accident with Your Food Truck

March 11, 2013

Although you’re mobile, there are so many other things to worry about with starting your food truck business that getting into an accident may be your last concern. Have no fear, though. We’ve compiled a checklist for your mobile food stand in the event of an accident.

Since you may be shaken up from the accident, carry a copy of the following list in your food truck’s glove compartment so that you can get all the information you need to protect yourself and expedite your insurance claim so that you can get back on the road as soon as possible.

Here are the things you’ll need to jot down:

  • Date and time of the accident
  • Accident location
  • Name, address, phone number, and driver’s license of the driver of the other vehicle
  • Name, address, and phone number of each witness
  •  Injuries (for each person)
  • Police department responding, including phone number
  • Police case number
  • Police officer’s name
  • Ticket’s issued (if any)
  • Name, address and phone number of each passenger in your vehicle
  • Name, address and phone number of each passenger in the other vehicle
  • Name, address, phone number, and driver’s license number of the owner of the other vehicle (if it’s different from the driver)
  • The year, make, model, license plate number, and vehicle identification number of the other vehicle
  • The insurance company, insurance agent (name and phone number), and policy number of the other vehicle’s driver
  • The insurance company, insurance agent (name and phone number), and policy number of the other vehicle’s owner (if different from the driver)

If you make sure to get these details at the scene of the accident, your food truck will be up and back in business in no time.

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