You’ve been in a car accident – Now what?
Did you know that worldwide, 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents? It’s a scary statistic, but these things happen and you need to know what to do if you are involved in a car accident.
Follow these simple steps...
1. Check for any injuries
The first thing you need to do is to check if anyone is hurt, even if it is only a small fender bender, the most important thing is making sure everyone is okay. If anyone is seriously hurt and needs medical attention – call 10177!
2. Call the police
Even if the accident is a small one, you need to contact the police or go to the nearest police station so they can write up a report. Make sure you describe the incident in full detail to the police and try to get a copy of the completed report for yourself.
3. Exchange info
Always swap insurance information with the other party involved, as well as names, phone numbers, addresses and the vehicles make, model and license plate number.
4. Take photos
If you feel you need evidence to prove that the other driver was in the wrong, then you’ll need to take photos of the accident scene. Get photos of all the vehicles involved, any damages and license plate numbers.
5. Contact your insurer
Do not waste any time contacting your insurance company to report your accident and any damages that may have occurred.
Don’t be left in the dark when you’re involved in a car accident, memorize these steps and always follow them!