Thankfully, you not hurt but your car looks bad and as you exit the vultures start arriving from nowhere!!! 2 3 4 of them All vying for business, all wanting to tow you to a place you had never heard of. Your head is spinning, traffic is backing up and you left your phone at the office so you cannot call anyone to assist! And how much is this all going to cost?
Well, here are some tips to help…. if you are driving a car on the roads today make sure that you have insurance through a reputable insurance company. you might pay a higher premium but there are benefits like towing services and loan cars after the accident.
In the unfortunate event that you are seriously injured in the accident make sure beforehand that the following information is in your car or easily accessible:
- medical rescue details in your phone
- insurance company
- who to contact?
- preferred towing services
Swopping info with the other party is vital as you will need to report the accident at a police station so make sure you get the following … Exact place, time, the direction of travel, speed travelled, witnesses and the details of the other party
TIP… take a photo of the other vehicles licence disc and their ID Book or drivers’ licence if they have no objections… in that way, all the information will be accurate. Take photos of the damage to your car as well as that of the other car, you in a state of shock so you might not remember everything tomorrow.
If there were no injuries and details have been swopped, you will be able to move the vehicle to a position that will not hinder the other traffic and cause an obstruction. If there are injuries or suspicion of criminal activity like drunken driving it is best to wait till the relevant authorities are on the scene as they will assist. Try remaining calm and do not speculate or admit which party is at fault… leave that to your insurance company! less said the better!! Don’t be intimidated by the towing Services if you do not have a towing service then try and negotiate with them. Remember they charge a fee for the distance they tow your car as well as storage and release fees. These can be astronomical
What now? Your car has been written off? Get in touch with the friendly team at Used Car Buyers in Hatfield we will gladly assist in replacing what you have lost and to help with finance and any other relevant matters.
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