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The general procedures for dealing with automobile accidents in Brazil are listed below. If you are using a rental car be sure to understand the expectations of the rental car agency before taking the car.

  • Be sure that you or someone else involved in the accident calls the police (tel: 194, a free call from public telephones).

  • Please notify the nearest LBA Project Office (local, regional or central office) about the accident.

  • A generous wait for police to arrive is not unusual. Please attend to any injuries immediately, following first aid procedures

  • At most First Aid Stations (Pronto Socorro) there are police representatives who will help you complete a police report (Boletim de Ocorrência).

  • If both parties are in agreement that there are no injuries, you can go to the nearest police station (delegacia) to report the accident.

  • Get the telephone numbers and addresses of eyewitnesses.

  • Get the other drivers’ name, license plate number, address, and the number of his drivers license (carteira do motorista).

  • Make note of physical injuries and damage to all cars.

  • You must have a police report (Boletim de Ocorrência) for your insurance company. Verify that all facts about the accident are written down and correct.

  • If the car gets stolen, report the theft immediately to the local police (delegacia). A police report (Boletim de Ocorrência) is necessary for insurance purposes.


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