Posted on 06 Dec. 2017
What to do if you're involved in a car accident
By Slater and Gordon
If you’re involved in an accident, don’t panic, here are some tips to make the process a little less daunting and scary:
- If you can’t move the car, turn on the hazard lights.
- For insurance purposes, please take photos before you move any vehicle.
- Always check to see if the other party involved is okay. If they are injured, call 000.
- If there is property damage or the other party doesn’t want to give their details, don’t be afraid to call the police. They will help.
- If it’s a minor incident like you scratch someone else’s car, leave a note with your info.
|ACT||CTP (Compulsory Third Party)||apps.treasury.act.gov.au|
|NSW||SIRA (State Insurance Regulatory Authority)|
|QLD||MAIC(Motor Accident Insurance Commission)||maic.qld.gov.au|
|SA||MAC (Motor Accident Commission)||www.mac.sa.gov.au|
|TAS||MAIB (Motor Accident Insurance Board)||www.maib.tas.gov.au|
|VIC||TAC (Transport Accident Commission)||www.tac.vic.gov.au|
|WA||ICWA (Insurance Commission of Western Australia)||www.icwa.wa.gov.au|
Remember, accidents happen, so keep a cool head and do your best to do the right thing. In circumstances where you have suffered physical or psychological injuries as a result of the accident, it’s best to engage an experienced transport accident lawyer as early as possible.
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