1. Check yourself and your passengers. Call 000 immediately if there are any serious injuries and give the exact location and details of the accident and injuries.
  2. Do not admit fault. A collision can bring significant stress and you may state something inaccurate that may later be used against you.
  3. Exchange information with the other driver including
    • Driver Information: names, addresses, contact numbers, birthdates, driver’s license numbers
    • Names, addresses and contact numbers of witnesses to the collision
    • Insurance company information for the vehicle, license plate numbers, and the car year, make and model.
  4. Draw a detailed diagram of the accident if possible while it is still fresh in your mind. This will be useful for retaining the information later on. If you have a camera, take photos of the accident scene such as the road where the collision occurred, the vehicles, any skid marks, traffic lights, stop signs, etc.
  5. Report the accident to the police.
  6. Contact your insurance company to report the claim.
  7. If you have been injured, then schedule an appointment with your doctor.
  8. Attend a free consultation with a Brisbane personal injury lawyer to be advised of your legal rights after the accident.