A car accident can be avoided in many ways. One should take all the precautions while driving. But in case something happens one should also know how to surpass it, what to do when the accident happens, how to make the insurance claim and what is the part the other party plays after the accident. It is important to have a checklist with you either as a print out in the car or bookmarked on your phone.
It is important to first of all understand if anyone needs urgent medical care as soon as the accident happens. The vehicles should not be moved if possible till the police arrive. If due to traffic the vehicles need to be sidelined then take photographs of the accident and keep for the proof. Ideally, do not touch anything till the police reach the place. Call for an ambulance in case of medical emergency. Learn more here on how you can also take care of yourself amidst the pending legal formalities.
The police need to be contacted even in a minor accident so that there is a legal report of the accident for further proceedings and proof. Also limit the conversation about the accident with the other party and not to admit any faults. So only talk with the police, medical professionals, and your insurance representative about the accident and no one else.
In the state of shock when the accident happens, people forget taking down the facts of the car accident- the names, addresses, phone numbers of everyone involved in the accident, description of the car and license plate number, their insurance company and their car’s vehicle identification number (VIN).