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What to Do when Involved in an Accident

There is always that joy that comes with being able to legally drive a car. But you will find that it is not all rosy on the road. You shall have other motorists on the road, increasing the chances of an accident. This calls for you to be ready for any eventuality. Here are the tips on what you can do.
Once the accident happens, you should not panic or shut down. The first thing to do would be to stop the car as soon as possible. There is a need to have the car stopped immediately. Driving away is an illegal move, and will make things worse. This is why you need to keep the car in the same spot it stopped after the accident. Park the car in a safe spot nearby if the road is a busy one. For one still on the road, you need to turn on the flashers. this indicates to other motorists it is still parked there.
You can now catch your lost breath. This is normally a confusing and scary time, with thoughts spinning out of control. There is a need to be calm before you do anything. You need not act in anger or fear as you are talking with the other motorists.
Check on those other drivers to see if they are alright. You need to get them talking. This is how they will remain in a calm state. You should call in an ambulance for anyone who is hurt or injured. At all times, keep everyone talking. Call the police then. Part of the claim you shall file with the insurance company shall need a police report. As you are talking to them, do not accept the blame for the accident, and do not also put it on the other motorist. There should only be the details of the accident you talk about during that time. It is their job to assign the blame. Make sure you record their names and badge numbers.
There is a need to collect photographic evidence of the scene of the accident. These photos are a vital part of your presentation in the claims process. The photos should reveal all details of the accident, especially the positions of the vehicles.
You need to also collect and give the drivers info. This is how you will have an easier time later with the liability issues that are bound to come up. You need to have their license plate number, name, insurance info, vehicle make and model, passengers’ names, location of the accident, and any eye witness contact info.
Get in touch with your insurance company, to file your claim, as soon as possible. If you wait for long, they may use that as an excuse not to pay the claim. This is when you share what you gathered, and tell them how you saw the accident. You should read more here on this topic.