Car crashes are one of the most stressful situations to be a part of. From high strung emotions to not knowing what to do, it’s often the case that even simple fender benders turn nasty.
We’ve put together a few simple car accident etiquette rules to keep in mind the next time you get into an accident.
In the heat of the moment it can be very easy to let your emotions get the best of you. Take a few deep breaths and remember that it's more important to remain calm. Just after an accident, it’s best to be emotionally available to assess the situation, call for help and take in everything that’s happening.
Even if you are nervous, anxious or angry, it’s best to stay polite immediately following your accident. There’s no need to shout at the other driver or to be rude - accidents are just accidents. Another important thing is to refrain from saying sorry - this may be taken as admission of guilt later on when fault is determined.
Move and call for help if necessary
If no one is seriously injured and you are able to move your car, then it’s best to move out of the way of traffic and turn on your hazards to warn of danger.
Exchange information and gather evidence
Remember to exchange information with all the other parties involved. At the same time, gather evidence on what happened to cause the accident. We’ve put together a list of things you need to gather for your claim. Not at fault? We’ll help you.
Contact Carbiz as soon as possible
If the accident wasn’t your fault, then you shouldn’t be out of pocket. Our team is ready to help you with your accident claim, getting you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Give us a call as soon as possible, we’ll help you 📞1300 889 256