What should you do if you are involved in a car accident? Read on to find out more.
Let’s take a look at this handy guide below that will help you follow the claims process correctly, so you can avoid any chances of delays or hang-ups with the completion of any claims you make in the future.
What Must Be Done During An Accident?
When reacting to a car accident, DO NOT brace hard for the impact. This could further cause more injury to your neck, arms or legs. Try to remain calm, keep on breathing, and remain as loose as possible.
After the impact, do a quick check on yourself and if you do have passengers, check if they are alright. If the car is still drivable, check for traffic and pull it to the side of the road. Otherwise, check for traffic around you and assess the situation before you try to get out of the car. Depending on the road condition, if there is too much traffic, staying the vehicle could be a viable option. Once out, check again for traffic and quickly move to the side of the road or a sidewalk.
What Must Be Done Following An Accident?
The first thing to do after your car accident is NEVER to drive away from the accident scene. Moving the vehicle from the crash scene is one of the most common mistakes most people make in Singapore.
When to Call The Police?
Whether your accident is considered a minor or a major collision, assess the situation and call the police. The responding officers will fill out an accident report and document the scene. This step is crucial for claiming your insurance later. To make the claim process easy, ask for a copy of the police report.
To prevent further accidents, keep your hazard lights on. Take down all details of vehicles, drivers, and passengers involved, along with witness contact information. It is important to note the time, date, and location to provide more details to your car insurance company.
Document The Accident:
Document the car accident thoroughly by taking pictures of your vehicle from different angles. Don’t forget to take photos of the other cars to show the damage done to both vehicles to your insurer. This step is essential as you need to share the pictures with your car insurer for the claim process.
Notify Your Insurer And Start The Claim Process:
After documenting the accident, you may call our Evergreen Accident Specialist, Nightz Concepts (+65 86083456, Dave) and explain about the accident. This way, our accident repair and claim specialist can prepare to start your claim process.
Any car accidents can make even the most careful driver puzzled. However, by following the mentioned steps above, you can protect yourself from unnecessary worries and get your car repaired as smoothly and quickly as possible.