Whilst most accidents aren't serious, and the damage isn't seemingly too severe, it can cause a great deal of distress and inconvenience for all involved. If you are ever involved in a motor accident, we can make the appropriate arrangements to help you to get the support you need to get back on the road as soon as possible.
Here are some simple steps to help you know what to do in the event of an accident.
- Stop the car as soon as possible (if possible out of the way of other motorists and in a safe place), turn off the engine and switch the hazard lights on.
- Check for any injuries to yourself or your passengers. If anyone is hurt or the road is blocked please call for emergency services. If there are NO INJURIES to yourself or any other 3rd party make note of it.
- Exchange details with the other parties involved - make, model, colour, and number plate of the vehicles involved in the accident or take pictures of them. The driver's name, address, phone number and insurance details.
- Record the details of the accident and the scene - The time and date of the crash. The driving conditions, including the weather, lighting, and road quality (such as road markings, whether it's wet or muddy, repair of the road surface). What sort of damage was caused to the vehicles and where – nearside front wing and door (nearside is the left side of your car, offside is the driver's side). Where possible use your phone to take pictures of the scene, the positions of the cars involved, and damage to the cars.
- Remember to get the contact details of any witnesses – name, address and telephone number.