At the scene of an accident

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What do I do at the scene of an accident?

If you are unfortunate enough to have been involved in a road traffic accident it is important that you follow the checklist provided below to ensure you protect your own interests;

  1. Stop the car as soon as possible – it’s an offence not to do so;
  2. Turn off the engine;
  3. Switch the hazard lights on;
  4. Check for any injuries to yourself or your passengers;
  5. If it’s a minor collision and there are no injuries, make a note of it just in case the other people later try to claim for an injury;
  6. Call the police and an ambulance immediately if anyone is hurt or if the road is blocked;
  7. Try to remain as calm as possible – its normal to be shaken after an accident, take a few deep breaths and try to take stock of the situation the best you can. And don’t lose your temper;
  8. Don’t apologise or admit responsibility for the accident until you’re completely aware of what happened – this can protect you from liability if it wasn’t your fault.

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    At the scene of an accident was last modified: July 29th, 2021 by Conal McGarrity