Being involved in a car accident is the very last thing you need. But, these things do happen and then you have to be aware of what to do in the unfortunate circumstances.
Notes: Make a drawing of the position of the vehicles involved in the car accident, also depicting traffic lanes, road signs, traffic lights
You have to report the accident at the closest Police Station, where you will have to make a statement and complete the relevant Vehicle Accident forms, after which you will be given a case number.
Contact your Insurance Provider to report the accident as soon as possible, even if you do not plan to submit a claim.
When you do submit a claim, you have to provide the police case number and as much information as possible. This is where the notes you took at the scene of the accident will come in handy.
As soon as you have reported the accident to your Insurance Provider and submitted your claim, they will set the claim process in motion and contact you when they need additional information or to keep you up to date.
If your car needs to be repaired, please keep in mind that you will have to pay your excess amount before your Insurance Provider pays the balance of the amount regarding car repairs.