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05 Nov 2019

8 ways to be prepared for a car accident

When you’ve been in a car accident, whether it’s a small prang or something more serious, it can be a stressful experience. As well as having the right Car Insurance, there are some other simple ways to prepare yourself in case you find yourself in an accident.

We’ve created a handy checklist to help you collect all the right information at the time of your accident, so you can make your claim quickly and easily, and get back on the road.

Print out the checklist and keep it in your car so you have it with you in the event of an accident.

How to be prepared for a car accident

Here’s some more useful tips to get you and your car prepared for a possible accident:

  • Keep our checklist in your car so you can collect all the right information you need to make a claim.

  • It sounds simple, but always keep a pen in your car so you can take down notes in the event of an accident. The camera on your phone is a handy way to document things too.

  • Don’t be afraid to use your camera phone to take pictures of the accident, the location and even the other driver's licence. Keep a spare charger in your car in case your battery runs out.

  • Have an 'In Case of Emergency' contact stored somewhere accessible in your car. Most smartphones even have this feature built into the phone. Check with your phone provider to see how this works on your phone.

  • Make sure you understand the warning lights on your dashboard. In the event of an accident, you may need to turn your hazard lights on. After an accident you will need to check these to see if your car is safe to drive away. You can find this information in your Car Owner’s Manual.

  • Keep a first aid kit in your car and be aware of basic first aid practices. In a serious accident, fast acting first aid could save someone's life.

  • Store items securely in your car. Loose items could move around during an accident harming you or your passengers. Make sure items are stored in pockets and compartments or even belted in.

  • And most importantly, always wear a seatbelt when driving. And check them regularly to make sure they are working properly.

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