What to do if involved in a driving car accident
After speaking to someone yesterday who asked me for some advise after being involved in a car accident, here is some advice for if you ever find yourself in such a situation.
Remain calm, stop and make sure you get details of the car and the driver involved.
You need the Make, Model, Colour and Registration of the car, name, address of driver and insurance company details (if known at scene), otherwise collect a telephone number so this can be collected later. It is an offence to fail to stop or provide your name and address if involved in an accident. You will of course be required to provide the same details if asked by the other car driver for insurance purposes.
Make a few notes at the scene of the accident, as you will need these for your insurance claim, particularly if you are in an unfamiliar area you will need the name of the road(s) where the incident occurred. If there are any witnesses, get their details, as they might be able to help back your story. Finally, take pictures of the scene (do be safe when doing this). With camera mobile phones common, and digital cameras cheap there is no reason why you shouldn't always carry one with you, it could save you and your insurance at lot of time, and help resolve the accident insurance claim promptly.
You don't need to inform the police of your car accident, unless there is someone injured, or damage to property and the owner is not around.
Being prepared for incidents like this means that if you ever find yourself there, you don't panic.
NEVER admit liability for any accident while at the scene, and advise the other party that the insurance companies will determine that.