If you are in an accident it can be quite a shock, therefore causing you to forget to take vital details from the accident. I would recommend writing the following steps on your phone or on a piece of paper to keep in your glove box.
1: Make sure you are in a safe place before exiting the vehicle.
2: Exchange details with the other driver:
- Telephone Number
- Vehicle Registration
3: Take photos of the damage to both vehicles and of the area where the accident happened also save any dash cam footage.
4: Check if anyone witnessed the accident and ask for their details.
5: Call your insurance company to report the accident ASAP.
6: If there is any injury or you do not exchange details at the scene then you must report it to the police within 24 hours.
Let’s hope you never experience this but it’s always good to be prepared.