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Important Steps to Take After an Accident.

Every time you get into your car, there is always a chance of an accident occurring from you being at fault or other motorists being the cause of the accident. You may not have the ability of controlling a road accident but you have control over what happens right after the accident. Here is a guide on what to do after an accident.
Being involved in an accident may render your unconscious but if you are still conscious it is your duty to ensure that the accident doesn’t escalate and lead to further fatalities. The impact on collision may not be severe and your car may be able to move and in such a scenario it is advisable that you take a safety measure and move your car to the side of the road and switch in hazard indicator signals so as to caution other road users. Fleeing from the scene of accident is a hit and run criminal offense punishable by law.
You also need to check if for injuries you may have sustained and also those sustained by your passenger and also the occupant of the other car. Contact the emergency services immediately realize that some of the passengers have sustained serious injuries or if the cars involved in the accident are blocking the road and are incapacitated.
For major traffic accidents it is highly recommended that you call the police. You insurer may need a copy of the police report when you make a claim with them and this is the main reason you should call the police to the scene and let them make a legal record of the accident. If the other party involved in the accident makes a claim against your, the police report can come in handy in exonerating you. Situations that may prompt you to call the police includes the other driver fleeing the scene of the accident, you suspect that the other driver is under the influence, if you think the other driver caused the accident or suspect the other party lacks an insurance cover.
You should also take a step and talk to the other party involved in the accident and ensure that they are okay. Avoid giving an apology to the other party as and stick to seeking their personal information only. Details of the accident should only be presented to the police officers recording reports in the accident. After taking the other parties insurance details take a step of comparing the details in them with the cars specific color and registration details. It is also wise to collect evidence from the scene of accident such as photographs of the car and the area around the accident, the weather conditions, the time of the accident and also take contacts from individuals who witnessed the accident.
The last thing you need to do after getting medical attention is to contact your insurance company. Your claim is processed once the insurer gets your notification of the accident and use this useful guide for.