Thursday, 1 September 2016

Car Accidents: Health Checks

Being involved in a car accident is a terrifying ordeal for anyone to go through. At that point, lots of questions start running through your mind. While it would be understandable to take a look at it from an insurance point of view, it is best we start from a health standpoint. If or when you get involved in an accident, here are few health tips to follow.

Check Yourself
The first person you have to check for injuries is yourself. Start by moving your arms and legs. If no pains or injuries, try moving your entire body. If you have an injury, no matter the extent, place a call to emergency services. Don’t try to move as you may end up complicating your injuries.

Check on Other Passengers.
If and only if you have no injuries or you are not too hurt, go and check on other passengers in your car. If there are any injuries, call emergency services immediately.

Get to a Safe Place
Staying put inside your car doesn’t count as the safest of places to be in. chances are that you may be in shock. Try and get out of the car, if you don’t have serious injuries, and stay on the sidewalks or side of the road. Remember to turn on your hazard lights to notify other road users that your vehicle is immobile.

Wait for Help
Do not take matters into your hands, especially if you are not trained for it. As long as you contacted the emergency services, help will come in a matter of minutes.

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