Some things in life are unexpected; you never know when you can run into your favorite celebrity, win the lottery, or find yourself in a car accident!
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.35 million individuals die from fatal car accidents. Whereas 20-50 million suffer non-fatal injuries, but many are left disabled.
This makes it all the more important to be focused on the road. If you find yourself in an accident, there are some procedures which you should follow. These will ensure your safety as well as the safety of others.
Here are five things you need to do right after a car accident!
1. Check for Injuries & Damage
The most critical step is you conduct a self-evaluation and make sure you are not hurt. After you have done that, if there was another victim, check to see if they are also alright. Try to do a visual survey of the scenario to get an understanding of the damage.
2. Call the Authorities
If you are hurt or if the other person is hurt, immediately call for help. Do not hesitate as every second may be very critical for the other person. If the injuries are not too big, try to help by using the available resources.
3. Click Images & Exchange Information
If all victims are doing well, try to capture the scene of the accident, and the damages are done to your vehicle to the best of ability. This will come in handy to claim insurance. Moreover, share your details and take the other party’s features as well.
This will help in the investigation as you will have to be as accurate as possible. Try to avoid words like “I think so, I guess, maybe…” etc.
4. Maintain Record
It is highly essential for insurance purposes that you maintain a record of all documents. This includes a copy of the report, the claim number, information exchanged with the other victim, eye-witness contact numbers, receipts, etc.
5. Hire an Attorney
You may want to speak with an experienced attorney if there’s the possibility of a lawsuit following a car accident. Moreover, by having a lawyer on your side protects your rights and ensures valuable evidence is not destroyed.
Be sure to follow these steps to the best of your ability as someone’s life is at stake!
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