A Guide on What to do After a Car Accident.
Road is ranked as the least safe means of transport due to the high probability of an accident occurring. The chances any person being involved in an accident are high regardless of being a competent driver as you never know if you will cause an accident or be involved in one caused by a different road user. If by chance you are involved in an accident, here is a clear guide on what you are supposed to do.
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 is a very good safety measure as it safeguards you from being hit by other motorists using the road and also prevents the occurrence of other accidents. Traffic continues to flow smoothly and this is a plus as emergency services will have an easy time reaching the accident scene.
Another important thing you need to do is check for injuries. If there are any injuries it is recommended that you call the emergency services immediately. It is recommended that you check if every person involved in the accident is having difficulty in communication or if their behavior is out of normal character as this is an indicator of internal injuries.
After everyone has been treated, it is important that you call law enforcement officers to the scene of the accident as they are responsible for filing an official police report about the accident. 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 basic information you need to exchange includes your contact information, information of the insurance companies covering your cars and the policy number and also information about 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. Informing your insurer while still at the scene of the accident is the best way and time for the claim process to begin.
Emergency services offer fast relief treatment at the accident site which is not conclusive enough on your health condition and for this reason you need to visit a doctor. This way you get to know all the injuries you have so as to avoid future surprises in the future.
Lastly, you need to do is see professional legal advice if the injuries sustained are severe and require large medical bills to treat as per the doctor’s report.