How to exchange motoring details after an accident?
It is required for you to do this in order to sort out insurance and it may be a requirement by the law, which is why exchanging details in the event of a car accident is quite significant.
Share some basic details like ‘name’ and ‘address’ with every person involved, if the accident caused damage or injury – you must do this as said by the law, moreover, swap information related to insurance and details with the other driver(s), note down details of any other passengers and observers of the accident, try to find out if the other driver's the registered owner of the vehicle -if they’re not, it might even turn out to be owned by a company, which is why it's important to find out who the actual owner is and get that information too.
Furthermore, if there's the involvement of a foreign lorry, note the numbers down on both the lorry and its trailer, as they aren’t the same at times. Plus, noting the name of the company down might too turn out to be useful, which might be painted on the lorry.
It is still sensible for you to leave your details even if no one else is involved in the accident. For instance, if you accidentally caused destruction to any property having a private owner or a parked car, you should depart from the location after leaving a message for the owner to see, with your details mentioned on it.
Being ‘honest’ is the key- because, even if you leave the location, you might get witnessed by someone or get caught under a CCTV camera installed, the number of your car is most likely to be noted, that might get you into deep trouble.
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