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Important Things to DO After a Car Accident
Car accidents are very common today and they lead to serious injuries and damages. Most drivers fear the idea of getting injured on the road or having their cars damaged. Without first jumping to who is at fault, personal injuries are the priority here as they can lead to more serious complications. Thus it’s important to understand what to do in the event of such accidents to ensure that stress and fears will be reduced. All the steps should be approached well to avoid more problems happening. It’s important to note that the priority thing isn’t who is at fault as your health should be regarded essential. These are the essential steps to note for every driver out there.
The first thing to do is to check on your safety and those of other passengers. Ensure that you focus on attending to safety and call the police. Even for minor scratches, the police should be informed about the accident. Notifying the police will be helpful at every stage should there be a case to answer and knowing who is at fault. Ensure also that an ambulance has been sent for any injuries or health concerns.
After ensuring the safety of everyone, drive your car to a safer spot if you can. These safer places are parking lots, on the grass away from the road or onto a median. If you can’t because of injuries, seek for help from the other drivers on the road. This is important to avoid traffic on the road and also to ensure your safety and that of the other driver. After doing this, the police will probably be there already and they are the one to decide who is at fault. These officers are very instrumental at this point if it’s unclear who caused the accident.
You should talk with the other driver peacefully and exchange contacts before you leave the scene. Ensure that you have full names, insurance information, vehicle make and model, location, and license plate numbers among other details. When you such details, it will be easier for you to file insurance claims with insurance firms. Ask any eye witness including the other drivers on the road, pedestrians, and passengers to give you their details too, if they won’t mind. These eye witnesses can help you a lot should there be a court case you will have to answer as they can back your evidence. Disputes are best faced with more evidence to ensure that you won’t have to pay for what you didn’t do. Should there be a problem in identifying who is at fault, your witnesses will be crucial.
It’s important that you document this accident and take pictures and videos of everything there. You can then proceed to contact your insurance company and follow the procedure of filing a claim right away.