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Guidelines on the Steps to Take After a Car Accident.
Road is ranked as the least safe means of transport due to the high probability of an accident occurring. It doesn’t really matter if you are a well-trained driver on road safety, you never know when an accident is about to occur. In the event of an accident here is a guideline on what you are supposed to do.
If it is possible, it would be a wise step for you to move the vehicles involves in the accident or the rabble parts of the vehicle out of the way. This prevents the occurrence of another accident by other road users and also makes it easy for you to assess the extent of damage without exposing yourself to the dangers of other cars using the road. This also allows for traffic to flow smoothly along the road where the accident has occurred and for emergency services to easily reach you.
After the cars are off the road, check for any injuries. If there are any injuries it is recommended that you call the emergency services immediately. It is recommended that you check if every person involved in the accident is having difficulty in communication or if their behavior is out of normal character as this is an indicator of internal injuries.
Take a step of calling in law enforcement officers to the scene of the accident and have an official police report filed. The accident file report is a very important document for claiming compensation from the car insurer and also in the event the case ends up in front of a court of law.
Take a step of exchanging information with the parties you were involved in an accident with. The basic information you need to give an take is your contact information such as your phone number and your email address, information on the insurance companies covering your cars and the policy numbers, the make and model of the car and its registration numbers.
You should then file an insurance claim. This should be within the shortest time possible after the accident has occurred. Informing your insurer while still at the scene of the accident is the best way and time for the claim process to begin.
Emergency services offer fast relief treatment at the accident site which is not conclusive enough on your health condition and for this reason you need to visit a doctor. With a doctor you get a conclusive check-up which can help you identify other injuries and this aids you in avoiding surprise and untreatable conditions caused by the injuries in the future.
To conclude, if the injuries are severe, have the doctor write down his medical report and then seek professional legal advice.