Accidents do happen and it’s a truism many of us forget because we all tend to think we’re such great drivers. Car accidents can be very stressful and no one wants to be involved; but should it happen to you, it’s good to be prepared.
Here’s what you need to do after a car accident:
Assess the Situation & Stay Calm
Immediately assess the situation and see if there’s anyone injured or needs assistance. Stay calm and make sure everyone is okay? If someone needs urgent medical help then call 000 right away.
Keeping a normal demeanor helps you stay in control of the situation.
Call the police
Call the police on the emergency number to report the accident. Ensure that you share the accident details with police and be very specific with your explanation.
Exchange contact details with the people involved. You would need to swap your names, license, registration numbers and insurance details.
Contact Insurance Company
Contact your insurance company and report the claim. The sooner your insurance company knows about the accident, the sooner they can start working to resolve your claim.
Take Pictures & Write Notes
Take some pictures of the scene, the vehicles involved and their number plates and any specific damage to your car or property. It can be very helpful later. After taking the photos, take a moment to write down exactly what happened and describe the scenario in as much detail as possible. Include moments leading up to the accident.
Emergency Contact Numbers
Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance: 000
Main Roads WA: 138 138
WA Police: 131 444
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