We have all been involved in the trauma of a car accident when sometimes the last thing on our minds is car accident what to do?
Being in a car crash is a very stressful situation. People usually are very surprised at how stressed they can be even following a relatively minor car accident. If you are injured or worried about your health following an accident, you should go to your doctor or if necessary to your local A&E in your hospital. However if you have been seriously injured you will probably be taken to hospital by ambulance.
If you were driving you should notify your own insurance company immediately even if you do not believe you are at fault. Failure to notify them could result in a problem with insurance cover if the other driver takes a claim. When asking car accident what to do is after looking after your own health the most important thing to do.
If the Gardaí were not called to the scene of the crash you should notify them without delay. Later on if you can get it a copy of their report will be very useful.
At the scene it is best to exchange names, addresses, registration details and insurance details with the other driver and to take the names and addresses of any witnesses. This is particularly important if the Gardaí are not at the scene.
If you have a mobile phone with a camera, use it to take pictures of the cars and the accident scene as well as the insurance disc of the other vehicle..
Do not and never, never admit liability!
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