Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, and with the shock of the collision, it’s not surprising that many people simply don’t know what they need to do.
With that in mind, here are three things that you must do at the scene immediately following a car accident.
Stay safe and then check to see if anyone is injured
If you’re able to, the first thing to do is to move your car off the road and to stay safe. If you are not badly injured yourself, the next thing to do is to check on anyone else involved in the accident and make sure they are okay. If anyone has been hurt, call an ambulance and/or the police on 000 immediately.
Exchange details with other drivers and any witnesses
To make your life easier when it comes time to dealing with insurance companies, it’s crucial that you exchange details with other drivers involved in the accident and any witnesses; a photo of their driver’s licence, their contact details, and their insurance information including which insurance company and what level of cover they have is what you will need.
Are you able to drive your car?
There are many factors that are involved when assessing if a vehicle can be driven following an accident. If you’re in any doubt, contact a tow truck driver who will be able to examine your vehicle, and if they deem it unroadworthy, they’ll tow it to a crash repairer for you.
If the accident that you’ve been involved in was caused by another driver, it could be deemed as a “not at fault car accident”, and you will probably be able to claim the cost of hiring a replacement vehicle against the other party’s insurance.
At Not My Fault, we ensure that you receive what you’re entitled to and you’re not left out of pocket; we’ll even provide you with a replacement vehicle as similar as possible to your own car.
So, if you’re ever unlucky enough to be involved in a “not my fault” car accident, contact Not My Fault and our friendly, professional team will be able to assist you.