Traffic accident can be quite frightening for many people and it is something that we need to avoid whenever possible. The consequence of traffic accident can be quite significant. Not only that it will result in a totalled vehicle, but we could suffer from permanent disability or even death. We could easily see distress on the face of a person who just undergoes a traffic accident, although it can be just a slight bump. Regardless of the situation, we shouldn’t let the adrenaline rush and sensory overload to overwhelm us. We should quickly come to a realization that the whole situation should be addressed in the most appropriate manner. First of all, we should make sure that no one is injured during the accident. If someone needs a medical assistance, we may need to call 911 or other local emergency services. The next step is to find ways to notify the local law enforcement agencies and they also need to arrive to the scene as soon as possible.
It is important to make sure that we will be able to claim all the insurance coverage that is related to our traffic accident. When the police arrive, it is important that we are able to weight our words carefully. In this case, we need to be perfectly honest about things that have happened in the scene. It is important to talk with other drivers to come with the same kind of conclusion. This will make the whole process becomes much smoother. However, it is far more likely that we will encounter disputes, as each driver tends to have different versions about the incidence. We should accept this kind of condition and there’s no use of having heated arguments to blame one another. The police officer should be able to write down neutral reports about things that have happened in the scene. Whatever we do, it is important to make statements that can be misconstrued or construed as our admission for being the most responsible in the accident.
In this case, we should make sure that we watch closely about things that we say. Again, things will be much easier if any kind of damage has been covered by the insurance company. In this situation, talking less is more. It means that the less we talk, the more likely that we will have stronger position in the courtroom. There’s no need to talk about our personal distress or what we did the night previously, because these facts can be used against us. You don’t need to talk about unrelated things, even if someone is asking you about it. We should be aware that emotion often runs high during this situation, so any kind of argument could have nasty consequences. Things will be even worse for us if we hit someone during this situation. The insurance company should also be called and if possible, they need to arrive at the scene. It is a good idea to take photographs with our personal smartphones, because they can be used to strengthen our position in the courtroom or in insurance claim process.