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. Your priority, when you are involved in an accident, should be to ensure that yourself and other victims involved are safe. It is advisable that one discusses the car wreck with the police only. One way to ensure that you maintain a level head is avoiding any blame game or even arguing with other drivers even if it is them who 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. To ensure that other road users are aware of the accident, you need to set flairs.
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.
After a car wreck, it is helpful to determine the number of victims who were involved in the accident and those who were injured. If it is possible, obtain their details with regards to names, addresses, gender and even the extent of their injuries. Apart from the victims, it is also essential that one seeks to determine any other persons who may have witnessed the car wreck. 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.
It is also essential to seek medical help after a car wreck since there are incidences of some victims being shocked until they do not realize if they were hurt in the car accident. 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. To get compensated, you will be required to file claims within the specified period.