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. During a car wreck, you need to prioritize protecting yourself and other victims. 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.
After you are sure of your safety and that of other victims, you need to obtain help and support. It is essential that one doesn’t leave the accident site but rather call emergency support in the form of medical support and the police. You can also set flares which will serve as warning to other drivers to 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.
It is always helpful for you to determine the number of accident victims who were involved in the car crash. Where possible, obtain details about the victims’ names, gender, address and even the extent of the injuries incurred. Apart from the victims, ensure that you determine if there are other persons who may have witnessed the accident. The witnesses to the accident may be bystanders, pedestrians or other road users such as drivers and passengers of other vehicles and their details will also prove to be of great help 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. Seeking medical attention ensures that the doctor will determine any internal injuries and apply the right medication. If the police did not arrive at your accident scene, ensure that you file a report. If possible ensure that you obtain a copy of police report.
After all these series of activities, ensure that you inform your insurance firm about the accident and also get an insurance claim number. To get compensated, you will be required to file claims within the specified period.