I’ve been in many accidents. Funny thing is that not a single one have been my fault, so you can see why I would be aggravated over the whole thing. Nearly every accident happened while my car was parked in a parking spot and I wasn’t in it, but one did happen when I was at a complete stop and someone behind me was weaving in and out of lanes to avoid traffic and he hit me.
A car accident can be a scary time. Here are some things you should think about if you get in one:
If you’ve been in an accident, it’s always best to remain calm. Don’t be openly angry at the person who caused the accident, and try to relax. I know that is hard to do, but it is for the best. Being angry won’t change what happened.
If no one was hurt, move your car.
If the damages were only done to the car and everyone is okay, you should always move your car to the side of the road. You don’t want to cause unnecessary traffic or any more accidents than the one you were involved in already.
Call the police.
You should call the police and ask them to come to the scene. I say “ask” because the police doesn’t always come. Usually if the accident is in a parking lot or on private property, the police will not come in some cities. I have personally seen this many times.
Don’t admit fault.
Even if you think it’s your fault, it might not have been. However, whatever you do, you should always be honest when you are trying to rehash what happened right before the accident.
With one of my bigger accidents that I was in, the person at fault tried to blame it on me and made up a huge lie. Turned out there was concrete evidence that he was lying, and the police caught him immediately. I don’t know what I would have done without that evidence!
Seek payment after your accident.
Whether there was car damage, medical expenses, loss of work income and so on, you should seek payment after your accident. There are companies out there such as Tranter Cleere Solicitors whose job is to help you with this.