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. First, whenever you are involved in accident, ensure that you maintain a clear head and avoid any panic. 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. If you seek to discuss the accident, ensure that you only discuss with the police. One should always seek to avoid blaming other parties including themselves and also avoid arguing with other drivers even when they caused the accident.
When you are assured that you and other victims are safe, the second step will involve seeking support. Never leave the accident site when you are involved in an auto accident but rather call for emergency support by informing the police and seeking medical help. One can also set flairs to inform other road users of the accident and ensure that they slow down.
After a car accident, one needs to obtain facts about the driver by writing down the driver’s name, their address and phone number, their state and license number, the license plate number, the car’s registration and auto insurance number which will include policy number. If the driver was not the car owner; it is advisable to seek details about the car owner as well.
After a car wreck, it is helpful to determine the number of victims who were involved in the accident and those who were injured. Where possible, obtain details about the victims’ names, gender, address and even the extent of the injuries incurred. Apart from the victims, it is also essential that one seeks to determine any other persons who may have witnessed the car wreck. Witnesses may be drawn from occupants of other vehicles, pedestrians or bystanders and collecting their details will also be helpful to you.
Always ensure that you seek medical attention after being involved in a car crash as there are many victims who are stunned by accidents to the extent that they do not realize whether they were hurt during the accident or not. 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. Obtaining a copy of the police report is also advisable.
After all these series of activities, ensure that you inform your insurance firm about the accident and also get an insurance claim number. Filing in time will be helpful when one seeks to be compensated.