- Don’t move your car unless it’s absolutely necessary. Put your hazard lights on so other drivers are aware of you and stay with the car.
- Obtain the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident. This will come in handy if there are any disputes in the future.
- If anyone is injured, provide assistance where possible. If you’re unsure what to do, call 000 and try to keep the person calm and comfortable.
- Exchange details with all drivers involved in the accident. This includes names, addresses and insurance details.
- Make any notes you can about the accident while it’s still fresh in your mind. Draw a quick picture of the positions of the vehicles and write down any information you’re given from other people.
- Report the accident to your own insurance company as soon as possible. Provide them with as much information as you can.
- Take photographs of the damage caused to your vehicle and others if possible. This will help if people attempt to claim any damage that wasn’t caused by the accident.
- If you are injured personally, contact a personal injury lawyer as soon possible and provide them with any details you have gathered.
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