Being involved in a vehicle accident is generally always as unsettling experience. The feeling of uncertainty about “what to do next” is completely normal.
While it’s important to recognise that every situation is different, we’ve listed our tips of what to do after getting into a car accident.
Tip #1: If anyone is significantly injured, or cars appear badly damaged, call emergency services immediately. Note: Only assess an injury if it safe and does not put anyone at risk of danger.
Tip #2: If everyone is well, safe and able to drive away, make sure that you report the accident with the police within 28 days.
Tip #3: Depending on the state of your vehicle, if it is driveable, move it to the side of the road, turn off the ignition or place your hazard lights on.
If your car is not driveable, call your insurance company. They may arrange for your vehicle to be towed. If your car us driveable drive with care and take your time.
#4 Exchange details with the driver fo the other vehicle within 28 days of the accident.
You will need the following details if possible:
People are encourgaed to use their smart device to take photos of any other cars involved, any street or road signs, and if the other person/people involved feel comfortable, you can request to take an image of their drivers license, so that you have a digital copy of their information.