Many car accidents are just minor occurrences – a tiny fender bender that’s likely to cause irritation more than anything. So if you’re caught in a minor accident – what’s the process you should follow? Once you’ve secured the scene and made sure that everyone is safe, then it’s a good idea to follow these steps.
Whether you’re at fault or not at fault, if you’re been in a minor accident it’s always a good idea to file a police report. Here are a few reasons why.
A police report will help your insurance claim
Did you know that filing a police report for your minor accident may help you with your insurance and recovery process? As the driver who was not at fault, this is important for you. A police report of your car accident is useful as it establishes a record of basic facts and gathering all the parties involved. It also takes into consideration all of the factors involved in the accident.
Personal injury claims made easier
Even minor accidents can cause injuries – and while you may not realise it immediately after your accident, filing a police report may be useful later on once you start feeling the effects of any injuries. Should you decide to pursue a personal injury claim, your police report will assist in establishing the facts of the accident.
Access to an accident replacement vehicle
As the not at fault driver, you have the right to drive and you are entitled to get back to your normal life as quickly as possible. Filing a police report and submitting your claim will get this process started – and we can help you.
If you’re in an accident and you’re unsure what to do, it’s important to give us a call on our dedicated accident support line – we’ll help you.