When one is involved in a road accident they need to take the right steps to preserve evidence and gather information. Below are some of the steps that you need to take after being involved in a road accident. Once you have been involved in a road accident avoid leaving the scene by staying at the scene. Do not leave the scene of the accident even if you are the one that caused the accident. No one should tamper with anything at the scene of the accident. If you do not have severe injuries from the accident it is important to help prevent further accidents. One of the best ways to do this is by setting up flares or turning the flashers on in each vehicle involved. If it is dark turn on the headlights but if they have been destroyed use flashlights to make sure other road users can see you.
Report to the police about the road accident immediately. Reporting an accident to the police is mandatory before you file a claim with the insurance company. Keep the vehicles involved in place. You need to pull the vehicle aside if they pose a danger to other road users. Keep an accurate record of how the accident occurred. Let the officers know exactly what happened once the police arrive. Do not give out information that you are not sure of to the police officers. Some of the injuries become evident few days after the accidents and if you are not sure whether you are injured when the accident occurred do not give false information. You need to try and capture photos of all the vehicles involved. State any damage on each car, any injuries are evident and photos of the accident scene itself. These details are important when you hire an attorney to help you recover compensation for the damages and injuries you suffered from the accident. If the police do not respond to your call get important details of all those involved in the accident. If there are any witnesses you should get their contact information.
Notify our insurance company that you have been involved in a road accident. Most insurance companies will require you to report the incident immediately and cooperate with their investigation. Find out if you have medical benefits as part of the coverage. If you feel you have not sustained any injury go for a medical checkup. A doctor should check you to find out if you have any injuries which you may not be feeling at the moment. When involved in an accident where the impact was minor it may result to serious and permanent injury to your neck or spinal. You need to be checked thoroughly by a doctor to rule out if you are in danger .