Every year our country has six million car accidents. Property damage is widespread. But there are also times when the accidents will lead to personal injury. The driver or the passengers can also succumb to personal injury. There are other accidents which end up in the death of the driver or the passengers. These are the worst accidents. For this reasons there are important things which you should know when you are involved in a car crash.
After the accident has occurred do not move the car. This is what should happen when the accident is major or minor. Do not flee from the site of the accident. Also makes sure that the site is safe. This can be done by turning on the car flashers and setting up flares. Always have a flash light in your vehicle. This is that you can use it if your lights will not be working and the accident has occurred at night. Make sure that you are safe and that no car can hit you. Wait for care and assistance at the roadside.
You should call the police after this. It is very important that you call the cops after an accident. Even then there are no serious injuries to the driver and the passengers. If you are filing a claim the police report will be required. The vehicles should not be moved before the police come.
Do not lie about the accident and how it happpened Make sure not to leave out any detail about how the accident happened. Make sure that you give all the information that is required. Do not assume anything about the crash. When asked a question you do not know the answer just say that you are not sure rather than telling them no. This is important because there are times when the injuries of an accident are felt much later after the accident. The injuries are felt after a while. If you are going to file a claim, they will refer to the police report. This is why it is important to be as accurate as possible.
Take photos of the cars that have been involved in the accident. Do these while not affecting the activities of the police. The photos are important because they are going to be used as evidence if there will be any litigation following the accident.
You should make sure that you have the contacts of the driver driving the other car. The cops will ask for this information. If the police will be late you should try and get the personal information from the driver of the other car. You should also exchange insurance information between both of the drivers.