Hello, my name is Brian and I live in Syndey, Australia with my wife and our four kids. I have a busy day job working in an office, so at the weekends, I like to get away from it all. Last year, I took my wife and kids out for a drive into the Outback. I am a pretty experienced driver, but I still managed to get the wheels of our car stuck in some deep mud. The sun was getting low in the sky and I started to panic. Thankfully, I managed to contact the local tow truck company who sent a man out to rescue us. He even towed my car to the nearest garage and gave me some top tips about how to tow vehicles. I hope you enjoy my blog.
Every day, millions of Australians get on the roads either as the driver of a vehicle or the passenger in one. Unfortunately, with so many people on the roads, it only makes sense that a small portion of them get into accidents on any given day. Due to this fraction being very small, no one ever expects it to be them so you don't often think about what you would do in that situation. However, it is good to be prepared for any and all emergencies, and that includes a car accident, which is one of the most common types you are likely to encounter. Here are three tips for what to do as soon as a car accident happens.
Secure Yourself And Other Affected People
You've just been in a crash, and you are probably going through a little bit of shock at the very least. The first thing you need to do is to assess yourself and see if you are injured. If you feel fine and don't have any significant injuries, you should begin to check on other passengers in your car and check how they are. If you can, you should safely pull over to the side of the road to avoid any speeding traffic who might not see you. Once you are there and have ensured everyone is in a stable condition, you can safely exit your car (check for oncoming traffic) and begin checking on the other affected cars' passengers. If, at any stage, someone indicates they don't feel 100% okay, you should immediately call 000. Not all injuries will present themselves visibly, so do not assume you are okay because you look fine.
Document The Crash As Best As Possible
Many people forget to do this, but it is absolutely crucial that you document as much of the crash as you can. That means taking photos as soon as it is safe to do so. It also means trying to get the contact information of any witnesses. Insurance claims can be tricky to navigate, and you want all the evidence you can get. This is when you should swap information with other parties who are involved. Be cordial, but do not say anything incriminating if you don't believe it. Don't say sorry or that it was your fault if it wasn't just to be polite.
If the damage is bad enough that it requires accident towing, then you need to call the police. You will also need a police report number to file an insurance claim if you require accident towing, so make sure to get that. Accident towing services are extremely good at responding quickly and know how to deal with people in a bit of a heightened state of shock. Figure out where you are before you call so you can give them accurate information. Also, if you have insurance that gives you benefits with a certain accident towing agency, make sure to call them first to see if you are eligible.
Contact a company like Swan Towing Service to learn more.Share
24 February 2020