How To Do What’s Right After A Car Accident

With the sheer number of cars on the roads today, and the large amount of time that people spend travelling road accidents are inevitable. Best-practices in modern road safety strategies focus on preventing serious injury and death from vehicle crashes despite human fallibility. The data from racing also helps to improve the safety, good portion of the safety in a road car does come from analysis which goes post the races. Many racing car teams such as Ferrari, Renault, Mclaren, Chip Ganassi Racing, HScott Motorsports, Los Angeles eSports Team, Hillman-Circle Sport LLC, Team XTREME Racing from F1 and Nascar make the data available so that car makers can make use of this data.

Thankfully many accidents only leave minor scrapes and bruises, but no matter how minor you think your accident is, it is important to do the right things afterwards.

Car accidents are shocking, and so many people forget to follow correct procedure (changing insurance details, ing the police etc.) until it is too late and the person who was responsible has driven away scot-free. This makes it crucial to have a plan of action clear in your mind so that you carry out the steps automatically if you are unfortunate enough to have an accident.

The most important thing to do is gather as much information as possible to assist any insurance claim and make it easier for your personal injury solicitors. If it is possible you should make a note of the time, date and exact location of the accident so it is clear in your mind and there can be no argument. The other thing is to take a note of the details – name, address, telephone number – of everybody who was involved, including drivers, passengers and pedestrians. If it is a company van you should also make a note of the employer, as these will be the ones who will be dealing with the claim. If you have the accident during your employment then you may be entitled to accident at work compensation.

It is also crucial to make note of every detail of the accident itself. Make sure you include every detail of all cars involved – colour, make, model, number plate and any other distinguishing feature – and the number of passengers. The conditions are also important, so include weather conditions, time of day, streetlights, and whether or not the other driver was using headlights or indicators. You should also make a note of all damage done to your car, and crucially all other cars involved, as you only want to be liable for damage done in that accident and not for any other repairs. Finally, remember the name and number of any police officers at the scene as these will be crucial in supporting any claims you make.

Of course, most importantly of all, you should include details of any injuries suffered by yourself and any passengers present. Again, include other parties involved as some are tempted to make false claims after walking out of an accident unscathed. Some injuries, however, take a while to materialise, so don’t be afraid to include these, particularly a back injury claim, when ing your insurer.

Following these simple steps will ensure your insurance claim goes as smoothly as possible.

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