- Even if you think you were partially to blame, you immediately leaving the scene will undoubtedly cause you even more problems. The law says that you stop if not already stopped, switch on your hazard warning lights to warn other drivers, and to step out of your car, if you are fit enough to do so and also when it is safe to do so. Do not under any circumstances leave the scene of the Road Traffic accident without completing the following steps.
- First check on your own health situation and then the health of any passengers in your own car and those in the other vehicles involved in the accident. If it is necessary then call an ambulance.
- Notify the police. Please remember the Police station called and the name of the policeman that took your details. You must provide your vehicle registration number, your name and address to anyone who has the authority to ask for them. If the police do not come to the scene of the accident, you are required to file a police report at the nearest police station within 24 hours. If there have been any fatalities, serious injuries or significant damage to property, you need to call the police immediately.
- Nearly everyone has a mobile phone today which has a good camera. So why not use it to record the accident scene by photographing or videoing the accident scene.
- Exchange your details with those who were involved in the accident. Important details should be exchanged at the scene of the Road Traffic accident. These details should include the names, contact numbers, licence plate numbers, drivers’ licence numbers and insurance information of every driver involved. Also, collect all information you can from your passengers, if any and witnesses were involved in the accident.
- Then you should notify your car insurance company of the Road Traffic accident details.
Call us your Road Traffic Accident lawyer Johannesburg on 087 550 4031 and make an appointment with us to discuss any injury claims for compensation with the Road Traffic Fund, and our No Win No Fee contingency agreements etc.