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3 Things You Should NEVER Do After Being Involved In An Accident

By H&H Admin

Being involved in an accident can be both traumatic and frustrating and in the ensuing panic you may say or do something which could work against you further down the line.  

As tempting as it may be to rush to the police station to fill out an accident report form, it is important to keep in mind that different insurance companies have different ways of dealing with emergency and claim procedures.   

While we may be familiar with the process of recording events which will come in handy when it comes to making an insurance claim, it is equally important to know what NOT to say or do. 

Here are 3 critical things you should NOT do after you’ve been involved in an accident: 

DO NOT, under any circumstances:
  1. Accept any liability for the accident (even if you were at fault; let the authorities and your Insurer handle this).
  2. Allow your vehicle to be towed by anyone other than a service provider authorised by your insurer.
  3. If you aren’t insured, allow your vehicle to be towed until you have been given a detailed signed towing quotation that includes storage fees and provides an accurate location where the vehicle will be stored.

Don’t forget that it is your legal obligation to report the accident to the police within 24 hours. However, if you are unable to, due to the nature of your injuries or hospitalization, you must do so as soon as you can, together with a detailed explanation of the delay.

Source: Retail Motor Industry Organisation

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