Accidents on the road are unpredictable, and even the most careful driver on earth can cause to get involved in an accident. Having an accident in the rental car is the last thing everyone needs, so here’s what to do if you’re unlucky.
There are four key things to do immediately after an accident in a rental vehicle.
Get everybody to safety
In case of an accident being serious or minor, it’s vital to first get yourself and anyone else out of danger’s way as fast as you could be expected under the circumstances. Simply remember not to move anybody in case they’re in a lot of pain, or in case they have they’ve broken their leg, or if you think they have injured or broken their back.
Contact the emergency services
Before you even start your trip, it’s important making a note of the emergency numbers for each nation you’re going to visit. Most countries have different emergency numbers. You may find this list on Wikipedia even you can ask the rental agency the emergency number country. The number is allowed to utilize.
Exchange details and record what’s happened
After making sure that everybody is safe and the emergency services on their way, the other thing you can do is to exchange your name and contacts with everyone affected by the accident. This applies whether you’ve collided with another vehicle or another person’s property, and regardless of whether they were on the scene at the time of the accident.
In the event that you hit a parked vehicle, leave your contacts in a note under their windscreen wiper. On the off chance that there are other people or vehicles involved, ensure everybody at least exchanges car registration numbers, address names, and phone numbers. It’s also better to take photographs of the scene and any damage when you can, and make a note of the following:
– Date and time of the accident
– Color, model and make of all cars involved in the accident.
– Description of the weather conditions, the street name, and the people who were there at the time of the accident.
– Any damage is done to the property, people, and vehicles
– Any injuries sustained by drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
Call the rental agency
Call the car rental agency, their number is always put on the car rental agreement you sign when picking the vehicle. Explain to them the situation they should then deal with recovery, repairs, and replacement of the vehicle in case it’s necessary, and they will handle the insurance agencies or any other individual involved in the accident.
Always rental agency won’t refund any coin you’ve paid unless you talked to them and they accepted you to do so. So in case you do pay somebody directly, you’re not liable to recover your cash from the car rental company.