Car Accident Tips What To Do After You Have An Accident
It is likely that you have, or will be involved in a car accident. A car accident is not something you want to have, but inevitably you may find yourself involved in one.
It is therefore important that you learn a few things that can help you when involved in a car accident. Luckily, most cases of car accidents that are reported do not lead to major injuries, or even a lot of property damage. In spite of this it is advisable that you are sure that your car insurance coverage is valid at all times.
Knowing what to do in the event of a car accident is paramount since it helps you get the necessary action within the shortest time possible. Outlined here are some of the tips on what to do when involved in a car accident.
Move The Vehicle
Some people find it convenient to leave the vehicle at the scene of the accident. However, it is advisable that you move your vehicle aside to clear way for other vehicles. Immediately get involved. It is important that you turn off your car as this reduces chances of damaging your car’s engine as well as avoiding the possibility of any other risk that may occur as a result of fluid leaks.
Safety Of Passengers If Any
If you are not badly injured, make sure that the passengers in your vehicle and the other vehicle that you have collided with are safe. Assess whether any of them needs medical attention and call for assistance if any passenger is not responding or is injured.
Ascertain The Extent Of Damage And Notify The Police
To solve any issue of law between you and the other driver, it is always advisable that you seek the help of police officers. Perhaps, the other driver was over speeding or even drug. These are some of the reasons why calling the police is necessary.
Get Necessary Details
These are details such as the model, make as well as the license plate of all the vehicles that have been involved in the accident. Also getting the license number, phone number, name and address of the other driver involved in the accident is a wise idea as it can really help you when writing statement with the police as well as for contact purposes if need be.
Documenting The Scene
Documenting the scene is done through a sketch drawing to show the relevant details of the accident such as landmarks, vehicle positions, etc. This will help you in presenting accurate information about the accident.
Notify Your Insurance Company
It is the work of your insurance company to restore you and your vehicle back to the state the vehicle was before the occurrence of the accident. Therefore, notify them of the accident and place a claim for compensation. Prompt contact gives you a chance to present the events of the accident accurately and thus as well gives them a chance to work on your claim within the shortest time possible.
The next time you are involved in a car accident do not panic and act immediately.
Google By Brian Marquis