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Tips for correct behavior following an accident

Accident? What now? Our tips and checklist will help you in the event of a road accident.

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Tips for correct behavior following an accident

Strong emotions and reactions: Road users are rarely under such pressure than that they are faced with immediately after a traffic accident.  Often, those involved can no longer say exactly what happened. It is therefore worth knowing the main points about how to correctly deal with these situations – especially as misconduct can lead to prosecution.

ur fact sheet and our checklist contain important tips on what to do and what not to do in the event of an accident. Note: Think first about your safety before you think about the legal tips. 

The most important steps:

  • Secure the site of the accident
  • Provide first aid to those injured and alert the emergency services
  • Take the personal details and insurance information of all those involved in the accident and of any witnesses
  • Create a drawing of the accident and take pictures 

It is important that you do not make any admissions of guilt at the site of the accident and make sure that your statements are recorded correctly. Moreover, you should not leave the scene of the accident without the consent of the other party to the accident or the police or change the scene of the accident.  

Our detailed fact sheet and checklist have important tips for correct behavior following an accident. Our tip: Print the document and store it with your international accident statement form.

Important documents
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