How To Behave After Being Involved In A Car Accident
After being involved in a road accident you need to collect enough evidence and get full detailed of the accident. You need to ensure you get sufficient information from the accident especially if you plan to file a personal injury claim. Below are some of the steps that you need to take after being involved in a road accident. Stay put where the accident occurred. Stay at the scene of the accident if even if you were the one on the wrong. No one should tamper with anything at the scene of the accident. If you have not to be injured severely you need to ensure no more accidents occur at the scene. The flashers of all the vehicles that have collided should be turned on. Make sure other drivers can see you by turning on the headlights but if they are damaged use flashlights for other drivers to spot you.
Report to the police about the road accident immediately. In some instances you may need to file a police report to file a claim with your insurance company. Keep the vehicles involved in place. You need to pull the vehicle aside if they pose a danger to other road users. Keep an accurate record of how the accident occurred. Record a statement with the police and indicate accurate information about the accident happened. If you are not sure about anything avoids speculating or giving misleading information to the offices. State the injuries sustained but when not surely say you are not sure since some symptoms and injuries are felt some days after the accidents. Take pictures of all the vehicles involved. Take pictures that show any damage on the vehicles m injuries from the accident and the scene itself. Such details are critical when seeking compensation for the damages and injuries sustained from the accident. If the police do not turn up to record the happenings note down names and contacts of all those involved in the accident. If there are any witnesses you should get their contact information.
You need to report the accident to your insurance company. It is a requirement to notify the insurance company when you are involved in an accident and collaborate with them as they investigate. Find out if you have medical benefits as part of the coverage. Be evaluated by a doctor even when you feel you have not been injured. Minor injuries from the accident can turn out to be severe leading to permanent injury of the neck or spinal cord. You need to be checked thoroughly by a doctor to rule out if you are in danger .