What To After A Road Accident
After being involved in a road accident you need to collect enough evidence and get full detailed of the accident. Below are some of the steps that you need to take after being involved in a road accident. Stay at the scene of the accident after you have been involved in an accident. Do not leave the scene of the accident even if you are the one that caused the accident. You also need to take the necessary steps to protect the scene. If you do not have severe injuries from the accident it is important to help prevent further accidents. You can set up flares or turn the flashers of the vehicles involved in the accident. If it is dark turn on the headlights but if they have been destroyed use flashlights to make sure other road users can see you.
Contact the police immediately after being involved in a road accident. Most insurance companies require you to report to the police in order to file a claim with the insurance company. Keep the vehicles involved in place. You should not move the vehicles unless they are a hazard to people driving on the road. Keep full information of events leading to the accident. Give the police full details of the accident once they arrive. Do not give out information that you are not sure of. You also need to state if you are injured or not but if you are not sure you should say so because some injuries and symptoms become evident only after several hours. You need to try and capture photos of all the vehicles involved. You also need to record the damage on each car, any visible injuries and photos of the accident scene itself. When seeking for the compensation you need to have proof that shows the damage on the vehicles and any injuries sustained from the ordeal. When the police do not turn out get the name and contact information for those who have been involved in the accident. If there are any witnesses you should get their contact information.
Notify our insurance company that you have been involved in a road accident. Most insurance companies will require you to report the incident immediately and cooperate with their investigation. Find out if you have medical benefits as part of the coverage. If you feel you have not sustained any injury go for a medical checkup. A doctor should check you to find out if you have any injuries which you may not be feeling at the moment. Minor injuries, when not treated, can lead to permanent damage of the neck and spinal cord. In most cases when involved in a car accident the pain may be felt after several days hence the need to be accessed by a medical professional to ensure you are out of any danger.