Car accidents can be very stressful. Read the tips below to learn what you should do if you're involved in a car accident.
Keeping a normal demeanour helps you stay in control of the situation.
Move as far off the roadway as possible, but stay at the scene of the accident. Warn oncoming traffic by activating your hazard warning lights and/or setting flares.
If a person is injured or it’s a major accident or theft, Call 000 or the appropriate emergency number to report the accident. A police report will be required.
The sooner your insurance company knows about the accident, the sooner they can start working to resolve your claim.
Do not discuss the car accident with anyone other than the police and your insurance company.
Write down the name, address, phone number and license numbers for all drivers and witnesses, particularly those who were not riding in a vehicle involved in the accident. Ask for the insurance companies and policy numbers for drivers involved in the car accident.