If you have been in a car crash, you need to do the following.
Are you the victim of a car accident? it can be hard to deal with the shock. It is vital to know the right steps to take after the accident.
Here’s what to do after a car crash that wasn’t your fault:
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1. Stop everything and don’t panic
Make sure every participant in the accident is safe and check all involved cars to see the extent of the damage.
2. Gather information from the other driver
If the driver at fault has stopped at the scene, gather as much information as you can. This will include including their name, phone number, car registration details, insurance information (provider, insurance number, policy details) and drivers licence number. In return, you should give them your details to assist them with their car insurance claim.
3. Don’t admit fault
Make sure you choose your words carefully when you’re interacting with the other driver. Saying “sorry” could be used against you in an insurance claim.
4. Gather contact information from witnesses
If your case can be disputed, witnesses accounts from the scene can help your claim. They can help determine who was at fault in your accident, which could have a great bearing on how your insurance provider will treat your claim.
5. Take pictures
Photographic evidence of damages could be very useful. Along with witness accounts, pictures can help you and also prove the extent of the damage for insurance quotes.
6. Call and report the accident to the police
One of the parties involved should call the police and provide accurate details of the accident, including time and date, location, contact details of all parties, and the extent of your injuries.
7. Call your insurance provider
To ensure your claim goes through as quickly as possible, it’s recommended that you call your insurance provider at the earliest opportunity.