Prompt legal consultation in case of an accident
Road traffic incident is always a stressful situation. The participants are usually shocked and unable to think rationally. Rash actions can lead to negative consequences. Such consequences can be prevented if a participant gets a prompt legal consultation.
ADVA lawyer will help you assess the circumstances of the accident, explain the algorithm of actions and warn you about what you should not do at the scene of the accident.
The approximate algorithm of actions is as follows:
- stop the vehicle and do not leave the scene of the accident;
- turn on the emergency alarm and set the emergency stop sign;
- do not move the vehicle and other items that relate to the accident;
- if necessary, provide first aid to the victims and call an ambulance team;
- if the driver cannot fulfill all of the above-mentioned points, he has to take the victims to the nearest hospital himself. Before this, it is necessary to capture the location of the accident traces and the position of the car;
- in a medical institution, the driver must introduce himself, name the car license plate, show his driver’s license, and then return back to the scene of the accident;
- call the police, write down the names of the witnesses and wait for the police;
- do everything possible to preserve all traces of an accident.
When the police arrived, you don’t need to immediately admit your guilt. Carefully read the compiled accident protocol, which was filled out by police officers. Never put your signature in a document where there are empty columns and the uncertain content.
If the accident resulted in no severe injuries and minor damage to the vehicles, the European Accident Statement can be issued. In simple words — it is a way to “reach an understanding on the spot” and not to waste the time of both parties on drafting all the documents.
Conditions for this procedure:
- there are no victims in the accident;
- the total amount of material damage is less than 50 000 UAH;
- drivers have non-expired insurance policies;
- all the participants of the accident have no claims against each other;
- the drivers did not use alcohol or narcotic substances.
Anyway, in order to get professional advice in a stressful situation and to make sure your actions are correct, contact ADVA lawyers, they will help you avoid possible complications and worries.