Car accidents are naturally not something we like to think about too much, but they do happen and it is important that all drivers know what they need to do if they're ever unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident.

If you're unsure about what your responsibilities are following are car crash, we've put together this handy checklist to give you the knowledge and confidence to make sure your react in the right way in what will be a stressful time.

Car accident checklist

 

What to do after a car accident - checklist


1. Stop

Even if it's a minor accident you are required by law to stop and exchange information with the other parties involved.

2. Call the emergency services

If anyone has been injured then you need to inform the police as well as call an ambulance. The police should also be alerted if a road is blocked or if there is a violent situation.

3. Report the accident

If the police did not need to be informed at the time of the accident, then you should still notify them of the accident within 24 hours.

4. Exchange information

Get the details from the other driver(s) involved - including full name, address, telephone number and insurance information.

5. Make a note of witnesses

If liability for the crash is disputed, then independent witnesses may be required to help insurance companies identify who was at fault. Ask anyone at the scene if they would be prepared to act as a witness and take down all of their personal details.

6. Record the weather conditions

Bad weather can play a role in the cause of road traffic accidents, so be sure to make a note of the weather conditions at the time of the accident (e.g. foggy, dark, raining, icy, bright sunshine etc..)

7. Take pictures

If possible, take pictures of the scene as well as the damage caused to both vehicle - this can help to prove liability.

8. Record the exact time and date

It is important to provide both insurance companies with the correct time and date of the accident.

9. Make a note of all vehicles involved

This includes the vehicle registration number of all vehicles involved as well as make, model and colour.

10. Contact Cute Injury

Contact Cute Injury, will be happy to assist you
 

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