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    How to react in a road traffic accident


    How to react in a road traffic accident

    The roads are a dangerous place, with people sadly involved in road traffic accidents every single day.

    And you don’t have to be a bad driver to suffer the consequences, you could be involved in an car accident that isn’t your fault.

    Therefore, you should know what steps to take if you are involved in an accident:

    Take pictures of any damage to both cars

    Almost everyone has a mobile phone with a camera on it nowadays so taking pictures to document the damage on both cars following a road accident shouldn’t prove too much of a problem.

    The only trouble that could occur is if the person that you have collided with becomes hostile to this documenting of the event.

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    In this case, explain that it is in the interest of both of you to have pictures to present to your insurance companies so that any damage claims can be worked out fairly.

    Swap insurance details

    In order to process an insurance claim for damage to your car, you need to have the insurance details of the other driver.

    This will allow you to make a claim for any damage that has been caused to your vehicle.

    Get the names of passengers travelling in both cars

    Make sure you document everyone who is travelling in both cars so that you can submit this to the insurers.

    This will also mean that you can prove who was at the scene in case an unscrupulous chancer decides to make a personal injury claim against you, despite the fact that they weren’t present in the car at the time. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.

    Date Published: July 2, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims

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