Not sure of what’s required of drivers after an accident that causes property damage or injury? Basically, if you are physically able to exchange information with the other driver, then you are required by law to do so.
In New York, the law states that, if you know or have cause to know that the collision resulted in personal injury or property damage, then specific kinds of information should be exchanged with the other party or provided to police before you leave the place where the injury or damage occurred. The law requires you to provide the following:
- Driver’s license number
- Insurance information, including your card, carrier, policy number and effective dates
- Street and number of your residence
Police on the scene of a crash are also required to help the parties involved in the collision exchange information when doing so is practical and physically possible.