1. Stop driving
If you have a road accident while driving your car, the first thing you have to do is to stop driving immediately, as it is a legal responsibility that must be followed. You should not run away from the scene even if there is a minor accident, because if you do so then legal action can be taken against you.
2. See that everyone is safe
After you stop driving you should check the people inside your car to see if everyone is fine or if anyone is hurt. After this try to see the injury of the people involved in the accident. You should also assess whether any third party has been hurt.
3. Get Medical Help
If someone has minor injuries, use the first aid box in your car and give them or yourself first aid. Every car has a basic first aid, which can be used for minor wounds. If someone is seriously hurt or does not respond, call an ambulance immediately.
4. Inform Your Insurance Company
You should notify your insurance company after taking care of your own or your passenger’s injuries. Call the insurance company from which you have purchased your insurance policy so that you can register your claim as soon as possible. Inform them about the damage caused to your vehicle and the third party vehicle.
5. Take Photos
You should also take pictures of the damage to your car and the site so that you can show it to your insurance company. Take pictures of the damage to the third party car and the accident site, as well as the damage to your car. You should take pictures from different angles to clearly show the damage.
6. Get your car fixed
After treating the injured, now it’s time to get your car repaired. Before you take your vehicle to a service center for repairs, a surveyor will be sent by your insurance company to provide you with an estimated amount of repairs required.
Then, you can take your car to an insurance company’s authorized garage so that your car can be repaired. The insurance company will also provide you with a towing facility so that your car can reach the service station, after which you will start repairing your car after reaching the service center.