Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents can happen to anyone.
Over time, road safety laws and adherence has improved, but that doesn’t mean unexpected and inconvenient motor vehicle accidents will stop completely, any time soon.
Road accidents occur due to a variety of reasons, some of which include speeding and tailgating, inexperienced and/or elderly drivers, faulty engines, fatigue and miscellaneous road hazards, to name a few.
So, what should you do if you’re unlucky enough to be involved in a motor vehicle accident? Read more from the professional Perth tow truck team at Performance Towing to find out.
Ensure everyone involved is safe
After a motor vehicle accident, you may be left dazed and confused. The first thing you should do is identify if you’re hurt. If you’re not, it’s time to find out likewise for any of your passengers and the occupants of the other vehicle (if applicable).
Make making sure everyone is okay your first priority – even before checking the vehicle for damage. If anyone is bleeding or in pain, don’t hesitate to call for help.
- It’s better to be safe than sorry.
- Head injuries and other physical traumas may not be visible yet.
- Ensure you and your passengers get looked over by your GP the same day or next day.
Move to a safer spot
After confirming everyone is okay – it’s time to get you and others out of the way of oncoming or nearby traffic. Put your hazard lights on and attempt to move the car to the side or shoulder of the road if it’s safe/possible to do so.
Don’t leave the scene though as this would be committing an offence.
Collect evidence and call your insurance company
It’s important to take pictures of the scene – especially if you know or believe you’re not at fault.
Save these photos of car damage and any physical injuries, and make sure they are clear.
It’s also worth writing an account of what happened while it’s fresh in your memory, including:
- The time, date and location of the accident
- Witnesses and their contact numbers
- Weather conditions and speed (if you remember).
Swap details with the other involved car and accept responsibility if it’s clear you are at fault.
From here, call your insurance company to let them know about the crash – even if you don’t plan on making a claim. They’ll guide you through what happens next.
Call a reputable tow truck company
Once everybody’s physical safety and injury status is confirmed, details are swapped, and insurance companies are informed, it’s time to get your vehicle safely removed.
Call Performance Towing, a reputable Perth tow truck company who have a track record of fast, efficient and caring services. We offer 24/7 accident towing and if applicable, can bill your insurer directly.
We’re here to help you in these unfortunate times – keeping you informed and safe.
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