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Accidents are something that happens every year all over the world. Many drivers, despite having driven for many years, don’t know some of the things that they should do when they have been in an accident. The problem is that they know them in their head, but when an accident happens, all reasoning goes out the window.
Below are three very important things to do after you have been in an accident.
If you can, get the car off of the road and make sure that you and your passengers are also off the street. If you break down or have a car accident on the motorways, do not stay in your car. You should get out of your car even if the weather’s bad, since another vehicle might run into the car. It’s best to stay on an embankment where you will be safe.
If you don’t stop, you may be committing an offence. You should never leave the scene of an accident and this is something that can cause you a lot of problems if you do leave.
Turn on your hazard lights
If there is an obstruction, turn on the hazard lights of your car or place a triangle at the road’s edge, a minimum of 50 m behind the vehicle on the secondary roads and at least 150 meters on motorways.
If you don’t warn people that there is an accident up ahead, there may be more than one accident because they are not expecting to stop. That is why you want to use either the warning triangle or your hazard lights to let them know that there is something wrong.
Call for an ambulance
If there are injuries from the accident, call for help whether it’s for an ambulance, fire brigade, or police. If you call the ambulance, police will automatically come. There are emergency telephones on the motorways.
Only provide first aid if you know how to do that. Don’t move any injured people unless you really need to do that to save them from being further injured and don’t leave someone who is injured alone unless you leave to telephone to get an ambulance. Cover the injured person with a coat or blanket to keep them warm.
These are three of the things that you should remember at the scene of an accident. They don’t include everything that you should do after an accident happens, of course, but they are three important things to start with.
Getting some insurance accident claim information
Another thing that you should think about doing if there have been injuries, is to find a solicitor.
You’ll get the insurance accident claim information expertise you need. If you would like some help with this, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We are an established personal injury law firm who have helped many people just like you to get justice.
Call us on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may apply). Find more insurance accident claim information on our website too.
Date Published: 21st January 2013
Category: Personal injury claims