The general procedures for dealing with automobile accidents in Brazil are
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
A generous wait for police to arrive is not unusual. Please attend to any injuries
immediately, following first aid
At most First Aid Stations (Pronto Socorro)
there are police representatives who will help you complete a police report (Boletim de
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
A police report (Boletim de Ocorrência) is necessary for insurance purposes.