If you are one of those unlucky people who have become involved in a car accident, there are some things you need to remember to do at the site. It is important to collect as much information as you can but if you are in shock, it might not be possible at that time. You can return to the scene of the accident later to take notes and this should be done as soon as possible. Then you will be able to file your car accident claim if the collision was not your fault. This information is what you will give to your insurance company so your case can have the best possible outcome.
It is always a good idea to have in your car, a pen, disposable camera and paper so if this event takes place, you are able to accurately record all the details. Almost all cell phones today have a camera and these can also be used to record the condition of the cars and anything else that was involved. If you are able to, be sure to write down the time and date of the accident, along with names of those involved with their addresses and phone numbers. This information will go on your car accident claim and should included drivers and passengers alike.
The make, model and registration number of each car that was involved and the insurance info for each driver is also needed. The weather and lighting conditions are also good details to include and also any obstacles in the area and visibility at that time. If a police office was present, it is also good to get his collar number and force details. Once you have collected all these important factors, you are ready to pass this information to that person who will be filing your car accident claim.
You can record even more information of things such as the type of road the accident happened on, any obstructions that were present and even the estimated speed of the cars. Injuries that anyone sustained from the accident can also be written down and full description of how you felt the accident happened. You never know what kind of resistance you will face with the other insurance company so the more detailed your record of the event, the better chance you have for getting the compensation that you deserve.