What steps does a person have to take if they are involved in a car accident?
If you are involved in a car crash, you should always take down the name, address and contact details of the other people involved. You should also make sure to get the registration numbers of all other cars involved.
Always feel free to phone the police and ask them to attend the scene of the accident. While it isn’t a legal requirement for the police to attend at the scene it does often make life easier down the track if they’ve been called.
Go and see your GP to make sure any injuries you have are documented and that all injuries you’ve sustained are discovered. It is very important to have all your injuries well documented especially if you wish to make a claim for personal injuries.
Keep records of all of your out-of-pocket expenses as the CTP insurer will usually reimburse you for them during the preliminary part of your claim.
Lodge your claim with the CTP insurer as soon as you can after the collision so they have it on record and the claim can progress.