Involved in an accident?

What should you do if you are involved in an accident?

RO Jones Panel Beaters recommends:

  • 1. Stop your vehicle if it is clear, safe and legal.

  • 2. Move the vehicle off the travelled roadway.

  • 3. Turn off the ignition

    of all vehicles involved in the accident.
  • 4. Make a first aid check

    of all persons involved in the accident.
  • 5. Call the police

    and, if necessary, emergency medical services.
  • 6. Gather the names

    of all persons in the vehicles and the people who witnessed the accident.
  • 7. Make a quick diagram

    of where the vehicle occupants were seated and indicate the vehicles' direction of travel and lane. Also note the date, time and weather conditions.
  • 8. Ask to see the other driver's license

    and write down the license number.
  • 9. Exchange insurance company information.

    Do not discuss "fault" or make statements about the accident to anyone but the police.

Repair facts you should know

  • 1. You are not required to get more than one estimate.

  • 2. You may have the shop of your choice make the repairs.

  • 3. Only you the vehicle owner,

    can authorise repairs on your vehicle.
  • 4. Repair estimates will vary.

    A lower estimate may not include necessary things. It's your vehicle; make sure it's repaired to your satisfaction.


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