Accidents can happen to any person at any time, with or without his own fault. In case you are involved in a crash, the first thing that is required is to keep ones calm, and take adequate steps to provide relief to the persons who are involved in the accidents. If you happen to cross any accident site, it becomes necessary for you to stop your vehicle at a safe location, failure to which can result in a traffic ticket and also a warrant for your arrest. In cases, where your vehicle cannot be driven, a towing company can be contacted who shall take care of the situation. The ignition of the vehicles that are involved in the crash should be turned off at once, and it is to be made sure that there are no leakages of gas of the vehicles. It is always recommended to stay clear of the vehicles that are involved in the crash, and it is to be seen that the drivers and other occupants of the vehicles that are involved in the crash are out of the way of moving traffic. In accidents sites there are many unsolicited tow operators who shall offer you their services, but you can easily decline their services.
You can make arrangements for the injured to be taken to the places where they shall be provided with treatment, and all information with the injured parties may be exchanged. The number plates, insurance carrier and insurance policy are also required to be checked at the site of the accident, of all the vehicles that are involved. The presence of the police at the scene of the accident is very necessary, hence the police, or the law enforcement branch can be contacted at once. It becomes even more necessary, when the accident is a case of hit and run, or there are high chances of the liability being disputed. It is not to give as much details as you can provide to the investigating team, so that the cause of the accident can be determined. There are always witnesses to all accidents. Therefore, it is good to record statements of the witness. In case the witness is not ready to wait till the police arrive at the scene of the accident, you can ask the witness to sign the statement and leave, so that the police can be provided with the record as and when they arrive at the scene of the accident. You can also submit your account of the accident site, by making a sketch of the area, about how the occupants were seated, in which direction the vehicle was traveling and also to show the date, time and conditions of weather. In case you have a camera, you can click images of the damaged vehicles, and also of the part of the road where the accident has occurred. Pictures of skid marks are also considered to be very helpful to the investigators. Once all the initial work has been completed, and you leave the site of the accident, it becomes time to contact the insurance company in order to make a claim for the damages incurred. In case your vehicle is involved with the crash, and you desire to recover the amount of insurance as soon as possible, it is essential that you remain in close contact with the insurance company, until your deal is negotiated and settled.