Forgetting to get the details of the people at fault for the accident you were involved in is a big mistake. If you failed to get the information of the person at fault, there are things that you should do right away:
1. Call the police and get an official report. The insurance companies rely mostly on police reports rather than witnesses.
2. Gather evidence. Make sure to take note of the critical details of the accident – photographs of the damage, testimonies from witnesses, photos of skid marks, and a medical report from your doctor regarding your injuries sustained.
Of course, it will be a different approach if you were involved in a hit and run accident which will be impossible for you to get the details of the person at fault. Similar to what we have discussed above if you are a victim of a hit and run, you should keep all evidence and seek the assistance of the police. Also, make sure to note down any physical details of the car and the driver who hit you. Write down all the information to ensure the accuracy of information that will help the authorities catch the driver at fault.
Other common mistakes that you should not make after an accident include:
1. Never admit fault. There is a process for determining who is at fault and it is best to let the experts figure it out.
2. Negotiations with the other driver is a big no-no. It is safer to let your insurance companies take care of things this is to ensure that no fraudulent claims happen.
3. Settle everything before leaving the scene. This is to guarantee that you have all the information and talked to the police. Check that you have the full contact information of the other driver including their insurance information and witnesses contact information.