The following tips are designed to help you stay calm and know what to do after a minor car accident.
- Immediately After a Car Accident.
- Check for Injuries.
- Look for Sparks or Fire.
- Don’t Block Traffic.
- Stay Calm.
- Get Contact Information.
- Call the Police.
- Take Pictures.
Do you have to report a minor car accident to police?
The Road Traffic Act says that you must report the accident to a police constable or police station within 24 hours. You can do this by calling 101, the police non-emergency number. The time and date of the crash, a sketch of the incident, weather conditions, details of any witnesses – anything that might prove useful.
What happens after a car accident not your fault?
Even if you’re not at fault, you can make a claim with your insurance company for payment of damages and injuries — if you have the right coverages. It will pay for the cost of repairs or total loss of your vehicle. If you take this approach, you will have to pay your collision deductible toward repairs.
What details need to be exchanged in a car accident?
You must exchange your car registration number, name and address, and details of the registered keeper if different from the driver. We also recommend you exchange phone numbers. If the police are at the scene, you’ll have to show them your car insurance document.
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