things to be done after car accident

What next after a car accident?

Scrap Car Removal’s job is not just buying cars. We want the people of the society to be aware of road safety.

Car accidents are not pleasant for anyone. You could end up with serious bodily injuries, but if you are fortunate, only your car bears the damage. It is sometimes complicated to salvage a vehicle involved in an accident. However, this does not mean you should pack it in the garage and wait for it to die.

steps to take after a car accident
things to be done after car accident

First, cars are non-biodegradable. It will not rot and end up as manure. Instead, such vehicles go on to release pollutants into the air. Instead, you should consider a few things you can do after a car accident.

Make your statement –

The first step after an accident is always to report the crash. If you are involved, stop, get out of the car and call for help. You also record your statement with the police, which will help you file a claim with your insurance company.

Remove your car from the road –

Staying in the middle of the road only increases the chances of another accident. So, if your vehicle can still move, drive it to the site of the road, away from traffic.

Exchange information with the other party – 

If you are in a collision, ensure you get the information from the other party. This will come in handy when it is time to file a claim with your insurer.

When you have your statement with the police and everything is straightened out, you can call for a towing service to help you get your car off the road.

Most insurance companies offer compensation for the value of the car minus any deductibles. So, if they value your vehicle, they will pay less the value of the scrap car.

Now, you can sell your car to a scrap car removal company and use the proceeds from the sale to top up your compensation from the insurance company to get a new car.

Alternatively, if the damage from the accident is insignificant, you can salvage the car with a bit of work from a professional. If you only got a scratch, a repaint will cover up the damage. If the body reached some dents, a professional could get you looking as fresh as new.

You also can take a look at Melbourne road safety history.