Steps to follow if you meet with a car accident
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- TATA AIG Team
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Here’s a step by step guide to follow if you ever find yourself stuck in this unfortunate situation.
What to do when you meet a car accident?
Here are the immediate steps you must follow if you meet with a car accident
The frequency of car accidents has substantially increased in the last few years. Whether it is your fault or someone else’s, even a small accident can be extremely stressful for anybody involved; it is possibly a car owner’s worst nightmare. Surprisingly, while most of us have been in some sort of a road accident or at least come close to it, not many know what to do if it actually happens. Here’s a step by step guide to follow if you ever find yourself stuck in this unfortunate situation.
If you are injured
Don’t panic: Try to stay calm. Panic will only worsen the situation and may elevate your injuries and cause you to bleed out more quickly. Get to the side of the road and try not to move too much. Remember, don't stress yourself.
** Check for injuries:** Sometimes, adrenaline makes it difficult to feel any pain immediately after the accident. Try to ascertain the extent of your injuries without moving around a lot.
Call for help: If you see blood on your clothes, or feel any pain, call for help or ask people around you to call for assistance. If you are alone, try to find your mobile phone and reach the police on 100 or the ambulance on 102 and wait for them to arrive at the scene of the accident. Most cars these days are equipped with emergency calling. If you can’t find your phone, use your car to call for help.
*Check others: *If you are able to move around, see if others around you are injured. First, check fellow passengers in your car, then move to other parties involved in the accident.