If you've been involved in a car accident, it can be confusing, stressful and shocking. While many people will be unfortunate to find themselves in such a situation during their lifetimes, it's never easy to know what to do when it actually happens. Sometimes, however, unusual circumstances will make your particular car accident even more challenging and therefore even more confusing. If you come across one of these scenarios, what should you do?
One of your first reactions immediately after being involved in an accident will probably be to get in touch with the authorities. You will want the police to be in attendance, so that they can record all the details of the incident and verify exactly what happened. After all, this type of report is required by the insurance companies and may be necessary when it comes to figuring out your compensation.
However, sometimes you may call for support but nobody arrives. This could be due to the authorities being overwhelmed by other incidents, or perhaps due to especially bad weather at the time. In this case, you need to take on the role of reporter in chief. You have to record all the details and make a note of all the witnesses. It's important to write every detail down and not rely on your memory, especially in such a stressful situation. You can use your mobile phone to take photographs from every conceivable angle.
You may be unlucky to be involved in an accident which was intentionally caused by the other driver. While this is very unusual, it nevertheless happens. Those other drivers will stage an accident in order to try and benefit from an insurance settlement.
What to Look For
You will usually be able to tell right away if something is fishy. The driver of the other vehicle will not exhibit "normal" behaviour immediately after the accident but will typically appear to be very aggressive. They will forcefully point the finger of blame at you, even if you know that it wasn't your fault.
One of the ways that they stage these accidents is to move in front of your car before decelerating very quickly, so that you run into the back of their vehicle. They may also move alongside you on a motorway before indicating to you that it is safe for you to move over. This will be their opportunity to drive into you and claim that it was your fault.
Reach out to a Solicitor
If you suspect that the other driver caused an accident intentionally, then you should take care to record all the detail and definitely try to get some impartial witnesses. It's very important that you get in touch with a car accident attorney as soon as you can, to aggressively fight your case for you.Share
17 November 2016
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