Accidents are an ugly thing wherever and whenever they happen. And they are usually accompanied by a lot of investigations and reports afterwards. but many people do not really anticipate that those incidents can happen to them, nobody is really thinking and anticipating because as humans as we are we tend to become complacent on such issues and events thinking that is will be farfetched of an idea that such event could happen to us, but the truth is it could.
But the thing with accidents is that many people are still in the dark as to what they should do in the event that it happens to them. And many were really lost when they got into an accident. So here are some things to do should you encounter an accident.
Call for Help
The first thing that you have to do is to call for help. After the initial checking of the injured and if you are able to move yourself then you have to call for help. Call and ambulance or the cops. The idea is that there must be a third party that will be involved in because in the chaos and debris hot headedness might dominate the deliberation especially if there are other parties involved, so it is very important to call for help when an accident happens.
Don’t Assume Responsibility First
Do not ever take responsibility first. Not taking responsibility is also wrong, but never assumes that it is your fault not unless all evidences and proof is on the table. Because there might be a different version of the story that what you have in mind and that there may be more to the story that what you perceived it to be so never accept it. Take control of the situation and talk to your lawyers if you really think you are at fault, there are also the so-called no win no fee lawyers that could assist you if you are not financially capable as of the moment.
Take Down Notes and Details
Take down notes on the details of the accident including your side and what you witnessed during the incident. These details are very important because it will shed more light on the following investigation of what truly happened. These noted and details a must be written or recorded with a documentation either photos or videos so that it will verify details of the incident and it might save you the time in explaining.
File a Report
Lastly, file a report. It does not matter who is at fault, as the better person you have to file the report of the accident to the authorities. There are some incidents that people did not file a report because of the inconveniences what happened is that there are no documents to support claim of insurance or on follow up legal case suits because they never filed it in the first place. You must file a report so that the authorities could take the proper legal action if there are any.
All of these points remember to keep a composed and calm demeanour when you face these events head on, always remember that as this accident happened your main task is to solve and try to find solutions to a problem and not make it worse.