No one on the road is insured against becoming a participant in an accident. Moreover, when the worst happens, the driver must know how to behave properly. First of all, for financial reasons. Quite often, motorists make a whole list of fatal mistakes that ultimately deprive them of the right to receive at least some compensation that can cover part of the cost of restoring the car.
First, most important and most unpleasant. Emotions will definitely not help the cause, at least in a positive way. It is because of emotions that finding out the reasons and the subsequent registration of an accident very often rolls into some kind of unrestrained swearing. Of course, all this does not contribute to the establishment of a constructive dialogue in the least. As a result, additional moral and financial costs. It is best to try to control yourself and not provoke anyone.
First of all, because of the raging emotions, many people who find themselves in an accident cannot concentrate on the preparation and correct filling of the primary documentation. So, in no case should you sign a protocol that is only partially completed. All lines and items must be filled in without fail. Witness testimony plays a key role in filling in. In addition, everything recorded should be analyzed in the smallest detail. Even a small and inconspicuous detail (at first glance) can completely turn the future business.
It is also imperative to check your personal data.
Not all motorists are aware of the fact that the forms of the European protocol are filled in by both participants. Moreover, despite the presence of instructions, many citizens forget about the need to fill in all the available fields. Do not forget about specifying such important data as numbers, defects received and other details of this kind.
4. Accident diagram
On the form "Notification of a road traffic accident", a diagram of an accident must be shown. The drawing is filled in on a blank A4 sheet with a ballpoint pen without changes and corrections. Everything should be drawn so that “creativity” is understood not only by “the artist himself”. The first and foremost thing that should be noted is the exact contours of the roadway, measurement results, signs, braking distance, objects related to road accidents, sidewalk, public transport stops, tram lines, poles, etc.
If the participants have agreed with each other on compensation, then in some cases an accident may not be formalized at all. However, there is no guarantee that after the "amicable" parting, one of the participants in the accident simply "will not forget" about everything that happened magically. To prevent anything like this from happening, you should take a receipt.
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