Getting caught in an accident can happen at any time – it’s the risk you take every time you head off on a car ride. Did you know that if you’re not at fault, then you have the right to drive – most people don’t know this fact and it can leave you out of pocket following an accident that you had no fault in causing. Knowing what to do and who to call immediately following an accident can really help in the moment – here are a couple of things to remember should you find yourself in an accident.
Take a moment to breathe
Any car accident can take you off guard. It’s important to take a quick moment immediately following the accident to breathe and regain your composure. Accidents can have different effects on different people – some can get really scared and want to flee or avoid confrontation, while others can get really aggressive and angry. All are normal responses to stress, however, it’s important to realise that in the moment it’s best to stay as calm as possible and deal with the situation at hand.
Check if anyone needs urgent medical attention
Before getting out of your vehicle, be sure to check on yourself and your passengers to see if anyone needs urgent medical assistance. If anyone at the accident scene is in need to help, it’s important to call 000.
Once you know that everyone is either fine – or taken care of – the next step is to start gathering the details of the drivers involved as well as any evidence of the car accident. We’ve shared a full list of things you need to consider collecting while at the accident scene here but things you should consider include finding witnesses, collecting dashcam footage and taking pictures of the vehicles involved.
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