It doesn’t matter if you hear the crunch or brakes in the bumper, it will be there at some point in your life. While car accidents usually leave only a few scratches on the metal and bruises to the ego, they can create a stressful situation. You can avoid panic and get the best results from a difficult situation by being prepared.
An Post Insurance has compiled a list of useful tips based on their many years of working with Irish motorists.
Contact the emergency services immediately if somebody is injured. An Garda Siochana is still required to be contacted if anyone is injured. You must contact the Gardai to comply with the law. They’ve seen plenty of accidents and will be able assist you.
Keep your cool
It’s easy get frustrated and angry about an accident. But you shouldn’t start to have a conversation about who is at fault. Don’t assume blame. You should remain calm and polite, even though it might mean counting to ten more times than once!
Take a note
You will need the registration and insurance numbers of all the cars involved. If the licence plate has been damaged, you can find these on both the tax disc (on the windscreen) and the insurance disk (on the windshield). You’ll also need to obtain the name, address, and mobile number of the other driver. It’s a good idea if you have a pen or paper with you in case of an emergency. Your phone can also be used for video and photo notes. If you feel comfortable, you can take pictures and videos of your car on the road.
Let The experts do the work
Your car insurance company is available to assist in such situations. The Claims section will work with the other involved parties, so it is important that you send all correspondence or information related to the accident to them.
Don’t forget the cuppa
After a minor injury, an Irish person will usually offer you a cup if sugary tea. It may not have any medical proof but a cup of sugary tea can provide comfort and calm.
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