Wednesday, April 30, 2008

How to Stay Safe in A Car Accident?

Have you been involved in a car accident before? If you had been in one before, how bad was it? Were you injured? Were you aware on what happened or did you went black out?
Accidents are events that we try our best to avoid but no one knows when will it happen.

We can pray all we want to avoid the accidents but there is no guarantee that it will not happen.The question now is "Are you ready when this kind of things happen?"

Its best for us to know at least some tips to stay safe or take the best course of action when we come face to face in this situation.So i decided to share some tips over here.

How to stay safe in a car accident?
1st step is the very basic which is to "Stay Calm".The key here is not to panic. ur already shaken up due to the accident so u must control ur emotions foremost

2nd step. If no one is hurt and the car is drivable, drive off the roadway. The logic is to avoid other cars from crashing into you which will create more damage for you and others.

3rd step. If ur car cant be driven, on your emergency light to inform others who see them to slow down therefore minimizing risk of others joining in the party.

4th step.Look around and be aware of on coming and passing cars. When safe, get out of the car, stay out of the street and set out cones to warn others.

5th step.Exchange information with other drivers. The situation is very messed up, hence its best to gather information to put the pieces of puzzle together.

6th step.When all information were exchanged and cars can be driven, watch out for traffic and re-enter the roadway.Drive to the nearest police station to make a report.

7th step.This is not the time to blame or to find fault. Likewise, this is not the time to settle the accident.Do not accept payment on the spot for damages.

The most important is to get the contact, IC details and car plate registration number. Damages and payment can be settled with those info above.


Javier Hoppes said...

I think this holds true, even after four years since you posted this. Yep, being aware in the midst of an accident is paramount, but what you do afterwards is equally significant. You have to be smart in settling your claim, as you don’t want to go uncompensated. You may need to seek the assistance of a personal injury lawyer to ensure your claim process goes smoothly, but you can think of it as a necessary investment.

Mike Clark said...

I so agree with these tips! Ultimately, when you get involved in a car accident, always opt for legal actions as soon as possible. Don’t try to settle it alone because you might not be compensated properly. And when you settle it with a lawyer, you’ll be able to fully know your rights, which will give you a better opportunity to have a just compensation.

Guadalupe Puthoff said...

I agree with what Javier and Mike said. But I guess, when you’re in that moment when the accident is taking place, your main focus is on surviving. Though it is extremely hard, considering the situation, staying calm would be best. Try to remember what to do instead of asking yourself what to do. It’s a practice that I’ve read which would tell the mind that an answer really does exist.

vadi said...

Thanks for providing really nice information

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