Document a Car Accident
Uses for ProofKeep:
Use No. 2: Document a Car Accident
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers aged 16-20 are involved in more car accidents per mile driven than any other age group. They are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than drivers over the age of 20 and are more likely to engage in risky behaviours such as texting while driving, speeding, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These behaviours contribute to the high rate of car accidents among young drivers, who make up 7% of licensed drivers in the United States but are involved in nearly a quarter of all car accidents each year. Insurance statistics show that young drivers between the ages of 16-24 are more prone to car accidents than any other age group, due to factors such as speeding, drunk or distracted driving, and lack of experience. Nearly 50% of drivers in this age group will be involved in a fender bender before the age of 25.
If you have a loved one who is a young driver and is involved in a car accident, it is important for them to follow these tips to stay safe and manage the situation:
- Stop, and never leave the scene of an accident.
- Stay calm, assess the situation, and check for injuries. If the accident is serious, call 911.
- Tend to the injured, including yourself, and keep injured people warm.
- Check your surroundings, and turn on your hazard lights to warn oncoming traffic to warn other drivers.
- Stay put, and do not move your vehicle unless it is blocking traffic, you are in danger, or it is putting someone else in danger.
- Gather information, and user ProofKeep to Gather Information (See below)
- Do not admit or deny fault for the accident to anyone but your retained lawyer.
- Call the Police, and get a police report.
- Report the accident to your insurance company and let them know that you have original video and photographic recordings of the accident that you can share with them using ProofKeep.
Use ProofKeep to Protect Your Interest by taking the following actions:
- Record the damage to your vehicle and any other vehicle involved in the accident.
- Record the names, addresses, phone numbers, license plate numbers and insurance particulars of all cars and drivers involved in the accident.
- Record the names and addresses of as many witnesses as possible along with details of what they saw along with and particulars.
- Capture detailed video notes about the accident while they are still fresh in your mind. This should include personal commentary about traffic flow, weather conditions, visibility, and time of day.
- Capture detailed video on emergency services - did the police arrive, and write an accident report, was there an ambulance, fire truck, and/or tow truck at the scene (how many, and when did they arrive and depart)?
Use ProofKeep to help mitigate or eliminate time-consuming, and costly disputes with the other party and with your insurance company.
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