Here is what to do at the scene of the road Traffic accident
- Do not under any circumstances leave the scene of the Road Traffic accident. Even if you think you were partially to blame leaving will undoubtedly cause you more problems. The law says that you stop if not already stopped, switch on your hazard warning lights to warn other drivers, and to step out of your car, if you are fit enough to do so and also when it is safe to do so.
- Check your own health first and then that of any passengers in your own car and those in the other vehicles involved. If necessary call an ambulance.
- Notify the police. If there have been any fatalities, serious injuries or significant damage to property, you need to call the police. Please remember the Police station called and the name of the policeman that took your details. You must provide your vehicle registration number, your name and address to anyone who has the authority to ask for them. If the police do not come to the scene of the accident, you are required to file a police report at the nearest police station within 24 hours.
- Photograph or video the scene. Nearly every mobile phone has a good camera so use it to record the accident scene.
- Exchange details with those who are there. Important details you should be exchanged at the scene of the Road Traffic accident. These details should include the names, contact numbers, licence plate numbers, drivers’ licence numbers and insurance information of every driver involved. Also, collect all information of the passengers and witnesses involved in the accident.
- Notify your car insurance company of the road Traffic accident details.
Call your Road Traffic Accident lawyer and make an appointment to discuss any injury claims for compensation with the Road Traffic Fund, and No Win No Fee contingency agreements etc.