According to World Health Organization, 1.2 million people die every year in car accidents. It is a scary number especially if you consider the people who are left behind without a mother, a father, and so on.
But car accidents are not always about fatalities they are also about injuries, damages, and liabilities. What are the things that you can do to make sure an accident doesn’t turn into a catastrophe financially, medically, and legally?
- Emergency Kits Could Save Your Life
Accidents are unfortunate events but they can become worse if people are administered the wrong medication for example. That is why people should keep in their glove department all the data and information which can help the medical staff as well as the police to take the proper measures. These include pen and paper, a card mentioning allergies or pre-existing conditions, surgeries, treatments, names and phones for more than two people to be contacted, etc.
- Document The Accident Properly
Photographs should be taken wither with a cell phone or a camera. Exchange information with those involved in the accident including car type, model, color, driver, and so on. Try to avoid placing the fault on any driver and just be diplomatic about it. Although there are no injured parties, you should still file an accident report at the police station which speeds up the insurance procedures afterwards. All these things may be crucial if it comes down to making a Personal Injury Claim at a later date.
- Report The Accident To Your Insurance Company
Not involving the insurance company may not always be a good idea. The damages to a car may seem affordable at first but when the actual repair bill is issued, the driver at fault may no longer agree to pay. In today’s world, you really can’t trust anyone so it is better to report the accident to your insurance company no matter what.