It happens. In fact in the UK, they happen nearly 40,000 times a year – thats the equivalent of a jet plane crashing every month.
In 2002, 3,500 people were killed on Britain’s roads, and 36,000 were seriously injured. So what should you do if you are one of the 36,000?
Here are a few pointers to do after a car accident:
1. Check you are OK.
Don’t worry too much about the state of the car, and don’t just jump out of your seat to go and vent your frustration! INjuries, like whiplash, may not be obvious immediately so take your time to check you and your passengers are ok.
2. Gather evidence
Make sure you get the names and numbers of people who witnessed the accident, and take any business cards with you. Remember to also take pictures on the damage as this will help with the insurance dispute.
3. Call your insurance company
Report the accident as soon as possible even if you caused the accident. Make sure you keep a track of the time and costs involved with this process.
Its over – and there is nothing you can do to change the past events. Remember a car can be replaced and if you follow these steps hopefully the situation will go away as fast at it came.by prof on 22 December 2010