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Reduce stress at the scene - what to do in a car accident


Being involved in a road traffic accident can be a stressful and confusing experience. Regardless of how the accident occurred or who was at fault, it’s important to protect your rights.

Not sure what to do in a car accident? We have developed a handy checklist. This guide can be used to help those involved in a motor vehicle accident as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclists to map out the steps needed to reduce the stress and confusion, and ensure you fulfill your obligations.

What to do at the scene of an accident

Remain calm and assess your injuries. If you or your passengers don’t need immediate medical assistance, move your car out of the way of the traffic and switch on your hazard lights. Sometimes among the commotion of an accident it can be easy to forget to collect certain details. Below is a checklist of what to do in a car accident. We recommend saving it to your phone or printing it to keep in your car, that way you won't forget to take note of essential details at the scene.

Download here or request a free printed copy of "What to do in a car accident checklist" above

Written by Shine Lawyers. Last modified: March 18, 2020.

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