A Guide on What to Do After an Accident.
The chances of an accident occurring are always high when you are out on a drive as you can be at fault or the accident can be caused by other motorists on the road. Controlling the occurrence of an accident is impossible but you can always take control of the events that follow after an accident. Here is a guide on what to do after an accident.
Being involved in an accident may render your unconscious but if you are still conscious it is your duty to ensure that the accident doesn’t escalate and lead to further fatalities. Slowly move your car to the side of the road and turn on the hazard signal indicators as a safety measure if the damage caused by the impact is not severe. Fleeing from the scene of accident is a hit and run criminal offense punishable by law.
If you are conscious, ensure that you check yourself and all the other passengers in your car and the other car for injuries. Contact the emergency services immediately realize that some of the passengers have sustained serious injuries or if the cars involved in the accident are blocking the road and are incapacitated.
Calling the police to the scene of the accident is a wise step you need to take. Calling the police will enable you to get a legal record of the accident which is a crucial document needed by your insurance company for the processing of your claim. The police report can exonerate you if the other party involved in the accident makes a claim against you. If the other driver flees the scene, you suspect that the driver is under the influence, if you think the other driver caused the accident or suspect the other party lacks an insurance cover call the police immediately.
You should also take a step and talk to the other party involved in the accident and ensure that they are okay. Avoid giving an apology to the other party as and stick to seeking their personal information only. Don’t discuss or give a detail of what happened unless you are doing it to a police officer. It is important that you take the other parties insurance details and verify them with the cars specific registration details and characteristics. Taking the photographs of the damage on the car and also the areas around the scene of the accident can come in handy as evidence and also take the contacts of possible witnesses who observed and can give a count of what happened.
The last thing you need to do after getting medical attention is to contact your insurance company. Your claim is processed once the insurer gets your notification of the accident and use this useful guide for.
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