If you own a car then you will inevitably have to face a motor accident at some point of your life. If you have had a minor accident and you have managed to escape unhurt, then you should consider yourself lucky. However, there are a few steps that you will have to take if you have been in an accident irrespective of how big or small the accident is.
Call the insurance company and call for help
The first call you will need to make is a call to the insurance company because not doing so can cause you to lose your insurance money. The second call will need to be to roadside assistance however, you will need to make sure that the latter do not make any changes or adjustments to the scene until the insurance company has arrived. There are many small loopholes in your insurance agreement that you may not have read in detail because they are usually in the fine print. An insurance company’s goal is to make sure that they do not have to pay you or that they pay you the least amount of money possible. You have to keep in mind that your insurance company is also a business and their goal is to make money by not giving you your money. This is why it is vital that you are extremely careful about how the accident scene is until the company has arrived and analyzed the scene.
After the insurance company has done their job, you need to get your car off the road until the towing service Melbourne has arrived to take it to the garage. You need to get your car to safety because having it in the middle of the road can be extremely dangerous because another car could ram it from behind.
If your break down or accident occurred in an area that is extremely dangerous like a blind corner, it is vital that you have some sort of warning for oncoming drivers to know that you have a problem. Turn your hazard lights on immediately. This will help drivers identify your vehicle as a broken down vehicle from a far and they will drive safer. It is vital that you do not get out of your car until you have taken it out of traffic because this can be very dangerous. Even when you are getting out of the car, it is important that you are very careful because you can get hit to oncoming traffic when doing so if you are not careful.