It is always an upsetting experience for an individual to be involved in an auto accident and a good number of persons aren’t sure of how to react to such an incident. In the case of one being involved in a car wreck, it is always essential to ensure that they maintain clear head and avoid panicking. When one is involved in an accident; they need first to check and make sure that they are safe together with other victims of the car wreck. During such an incident, you only need to discuss the accident with the police only. Avoid blaming anyone including yourself and also ensure that you do not argue with the other driver even when you are sure that they caused the accident.
After you are sure of your safety and that of other victims, you need to obtain help and support. It is advisable that one doesn’t leave the accident site but rather call the emergency line to seek the help of police and medical support in the case of some persons being injured. You can also set flares which will serve as warning to other drivers to slow down.
After the incident of a car crash, it is essential to obtain the details of the driver and one needs to determine the name of the driver, address, phone number, license number and state, plate license number and also the car’s registration while it is also advisable to determine the car’s insurance number including the policy number. If the driver was not the car owner, it is essential to obtain facts about the owner such as their name, address, and auto insurance policy number.
It is always helpful for you to determine the number of accident victims who were involved in the car crash. If it is possible, obtain their details with regards to names, addresses, gender and even the extent of their injuries. Apart from the victims, ensure that you determine if there are other persons who may have witnessed the accident. Most of the witnesses of a car wreck include other road users such as pedestrians, drivers and passengers of other vehicles and also bystanders and having details about them will benefit you.
After being involved in an accident, most victims appear stunned about the accident such that they aren’t aware of being hurt during the incident, but it is crucial to seek medical attention after being involved in an auto crash. When you visit a doctor, explain to them about the accident and help them determine if you have any internal injuries. If the police did not report to the accident scene, one needs to ensure that they report to the police. Whenever possible ensure that you obtain a copy of the police report.
Lastly, ensure that you file an auto insurance claim by informing your insurer who gives you an insurance claim number. To get compensated, you will be required to file claims within the specified period.