Guidelines on the Steps to Take After a Car Accident.
Road is ranked as the least safe means of transport due to the high probability of an accident occurring. Accidents are very unpredictable regardless of one is a competent and well- trained driver. Below are some basic steps you need to take in the event of you being involved in a road accident.
If it is possible, it would be a wise step for you to move the vehicles involves in the accident or the rabble parts of the vehicle out of the way. This prevents the occurrence of another accident by other road users and also makes it easy for you to assess the extent of damage without exposing yourself to the dangers of other cars using the road. This also allows for traffic to flow smoothly along the road where the accident has occurred and for emergency services to easily reach you.
Another important thing you need to do is check for injuries. It is advisable that you call the emergency services if you identify any of the parties involved in the accident is seriously injured. Accidents cause both internal and external injuries and for this reason ensure that everybody can communicate well and that their behavior is not out of normal character.
It is important that you call the police to the scene of the accident as this will see an official police report filed. The accident needs to be filed as a report as the report is a requirement if the case goes to court and if you need to make a claim from the insurer covering the car from accident risks.
Take a step of exchanging information with the parties you were involved in an accident with. The information you share should be limited to basic contact information, the insurance company covering your car and the policy number and also the details of the car such as its make, model and registration number.
The next thing you should do is filing an insurance claim. You need to waste no time when it comes to filing an insurance claim with your car insurance service. It is best that you notify your car insurer of the accident while still at the scene of the incident.
It is important that you see a doctor because it doesn’t mean that you are okay and in perfect health once you are treated onsite by the emergency services. This way you get to know all the injuries you have so as to avoid future surprises in the future.
To conclude, if the injuries are severe, have the doctor write down his medical report and then seek professional legal advice.