Automobile accidents happen every day, but a survey from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) showed many Americans don't know exactly what to do after an accident.

While drivers need to share information, the survey revealed that people are not always sure exactly how much personal information to exchange. Drivers generally need to share only their names and car insurance information. It's unnecessary and could be risky to share additional information like driver's license numbers and home addresses.

The NAIC WreckCheck list walks you through what information to gather to file a claim, including what to share and what not to share.

Download a printable version of WreckCheck.