The average fatality rate by road accidents is 17.4 per 100000 worldwide, and only in the United States, over 6 million car accidents happen each year. No matter if you got into a minor fender bender or a serious roadside collision, you would surely be not in a state to think clearly or take your decisions instantaneously to avoid serious loss. Therefore, it is important to educate yourself about the road hazards and how to react when you, unfortunately, get into one of them. Our Automotive Experts have compiled a rapid-action list of what to do at the scene and the steps you may need to take to make your claims process easier. So, Let’s jump into the details without further ado.
Determine If Anyone Is Hurt
If you’ve been part of an accident, never rush from the scene if you are the culprit, even if the accident was a minor one. Your priority and moral responsibility are the safety of yourself and the others on the road. Ensure everyone part of the scene is safe and unhurt, and get medical assistance at the earliest possible if someone needs it.
Get Yourself & The Vehicle Out of Danger Zone
If the accident was a minor one and you’ve fortunately escaped it without any injury, carefully drive your vehicle to the side of the road so that the traffic can flow freely and you can avoid a further mishap. Turn your hazard lights on and set up the flares or the emergency triangles around the car to alert other drivers to slow down and avoid crashing into your car. But if the accident was severe, try leaving the car at the earliest possible and get off the road right away. Be extra cautious while getting out of your vehicle on a busy highway as you may not be in a condition to think wisely, and due to the dizziness, you may even put yourself into a major danger. You Can call Royal Tech Autos, a Leading Car Workshop in Dubai for assistance!
Document Important Information
After you’ve taken the necessary precautions and determined that you’re no longer in danger, use your mobile phone camera to photograph the documents and record the names, addresses, phone numbers, and license numbers of the drivers involved in the accident. If the driver’s name does not match the name on the car’s registration, determine the person’s relationship to the vehicle’s owner.
Gather all the information of the vehicle, including model, make a year, color, and plate number. Get the insurance policy number if the other person doesn’t report the accident to the police. Also, if any of the witnesses to the scene are willing to cooperate with you, obtain their contact information.
Document The Scene
Documenting the scene is a must-do step after getting into an accident. Record the scene with your mobile phone as much as possible. Check the impact on the car by taking photos of both the entire car and then close-up shots of the damaged parts of your car. Repeat the same process for the other party.
Don’t forget to document the entire scene, even the skid marks of tires or any property damage. Make a note of the street names, as well as the position and direction of the vehicles before and after the collision. This will assist you in reporting the correct information while also allowing the adjuster/inspector to recreate the scene to determine the wrongdoer and assist you in making the claims as easily as possible. While recording, narrate the entire scene and precisely dictate what happened because the details will be fresh in your mind.
Call Insurance Company
Unless the damages are not severe, never negotiate a cash deal to avoid making an insurance claim, as not informing your insurance company of the collision may leave you liable for the damages related to the accident. If your company believes you were not at fault, the company may raise a liability waiver for you in case the insurance of the other person is not sufficient to cover your damages.
Call A Car Accident Repair Service
We always wish for your utmost safety on the road, but if you, unfortunately, get into a severe accident where your car bears serious damage, you’re left with no other option but to call a Car Accident Repair Service. Royal Tech Autos provides an all-inclusive Car Accident Repair Service with free towing to the workshop. No matter how badly your car is damaged they won’t let you stranded beside the road and arrive in record time. They have a team of professional Car Accident Repair Technicians to help you restore the car into the pre-accident condition all at an affordable price.
No matter how old and experienced a driver you are, being part of an accident is always a nerve-wracking situation. It’s easier to remain calm and make better decisions when you’re always prepared for the worst to happen, but these things don’t come naturally to people. So if you have a Checklist on hand, you can easily go through the process without further inconveniences.