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Being involved in a car accident can be a highly stressful moment for most people. In the heat of the moment, there are certain steps that must be completed at the scene of the accident and it’s easy to forget to do so.

Number one, if anyone is injured or appears to be, call Triple 0 – 000 for emergency assistance. Try and remain calm and stay still or render assistance to other persons if safe to do so.

It is a legal requirement to report an accident to Police if someone is injured or killed, drugs and/or alcohol are involved, a driver refuses to supply particulars. Leaves the scene and if a vehicle requires towing.

It’s also important to and a legal requirement to exchange particulars between drivers. This includes license information, car registration plate number and contact details. This will be used when you make an insurance claim and in reporting the incident to Police. Penalties apply if this is not done.

In addition, these details will be required if you make a CTP claim for personal injury.

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How do I report an accident to Police?

There are several ways to report an accident to the Police. In Queensland you can use the following methods:

  • Call Policelink on 131 444.
  • Use the PoliceLink app on iPhone and Android phones.
  • Complete the online form with QPS here. Provide any photos or video you may have here.
  • Alternatively, you can visit your local Police Station and speak with an Officer to report the accident.

This should be reported within 24 hours of the accident.

How do I make a claim for personal injury?

If you have sustained a physical or mental injury from a car accident, you may be entitled to make a CTP claim for personal injury.

You can speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer at Main Lawyers to help guide you and ensure you receive what you’re entitled to.

Your Lawyer will help acquire all the information required and develop a solid case to make the claim. This may include loss of wages and medical costs related to the accident rehabilitation.

We offer a FREE initial consultation to discuss the incident with you and establish what can be claimed.

How do I make a car insurance claim?

Following the accident, it’s important to contact your insurance company as soon as possible to lodge a claim.

This will ensure you are able to arrange for the car to be repaired sooner than later and/or written off if required.

The claims officer will ask you questions about the accident, date, time, location and request the other parties personal information, license details. If the other driver is at fault, you typically will not pay an excess to lodge the claim.

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If you would like to speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer, contact us today to arrange your consultation or call us on 1800 112 466.