A car accident can be very frightening and worrying, especially if your car is involved. Those worries can quickly multiply if it’s your company vehicle. You now have to worry about both your work position and your reputation. It is best not to panic. Following a company car accident, there are some things you should do.
Notify the police immediately if you are involved in a collision. The police must create an incident report. If witnesses are present, ensure they stay until the police arrive. It is important that they tell the police what happened, even if it was not your fault.
Get the information from the other driver. You should record any details you can think of. For example, who was in the car with the other driver at the time of the accident? What type of car was involved? How was the car placed after the accident? These details could prove to be important in the future.
Inform your employer that you were in an accident. If you are injured, let them know. Ask the person you reached for guidance if you’re unsure what to do next. You should get a response from the person you contacted.
You should follow his or her policies exactly. If he or she asks that the vehicle be tow to a particular spot by a certain company, then you must comply with those orders. Do not make a big deal about the situation. As responsible as possible. Ask for assistance or alternative methods if you are unable or unable to comply with certain orders due to injury.
Even if your injuries are not severe, you should still see a doctor. Even if you are not required to do so by your employer, it is important that you get evaluated. Sometimes injuries can occur after an accident. You may not be able to claim compensation for medical bills or other damages if you don’t document your injuries.
Talk to your employer’s insurance company. They may need to contact you after an accident to talk about what happened. Be open and honest with the company. Your company will try its best to assist you and your colleagues in navigating the situation. Talk to the insurance company of another person without first talking with your supervisors and your company’s insurers.
You must prove to your employer that you are trustworthy with the vehicles. You must drive carefully if you are given permission to drive the company car again. If you are at fault in the accident, you may not be allowed to drive again.