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What to do, when you are involved in a road accident?

Almost every day in the news car accidents are mentioned. Newspapers commonly report bumps on the road. But how should you behave if it was you who participated in an accident?

If you were a participant in an accident, it becomes necessary to gather the information needed to contact the rest of the people associated with the event (i.e. other people taking part in a car accident). In such a situation it is best to have a pen and a piece of paper in the glove compartment of the car. But nowadays, it is enough to have a phone which you can use to save the names, phone numbers of the people involved. You can also take pictures, which can later be useful when you apply for compensation.

It is important that in such moments to use your common sense despite your emotions, and get as much information as possible from the person with whom you had an accident: a vehicle registration number, the person’s name and surname, insurance policy number, the name of the insurer. The more information we have, the more we can work to your advantage.

As for the circumstances of the incident, it is important to record the name of the street where the accident happened and the date and time of the incident.

A significant fact is that if you have been a victim of an accident that was not your fault, and at the same time the result of this accident is an injury to your health, you are entitled to health compensation.

However, if you have been a witness to the accident, then, except activities that can save the life of other people, write down your personal details and a contact number on a piece of paper and give it to the victim. Think and put yourself in the situation of another driver. You may also need such assistance.

 

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