What to do in case of a road accident?
Unfortunately, traffic accidents are part of our everyday life...
In the majority of cases, the consequences involve minor or major damage of the
vehicles involved, however there are, unfortunately, many traffic accidents with
much more serious consequences for the drivers, passengers or other participants
involved in the accident.
If this happens to you....
After a traffic accident, you may expect numerous problems, and we would like to
help you in such situations, at least in the part related to the obligations of
the participants in an accident. We would also like to give you a few useful tips
and instructions on what to do in order to get the compensation to which you are
What to do in case of a road accident
A person who happens to be involved or comes across an accident involving injured
persons has an obligation to give aid to the injured.
In the case of minor material damage
Vehicles must be removed from the road immediately in order to enable the normal
flow of traffic, then complete and sign a
European Accident Statement or exchange personal and vehicle data in a different
If another participant of the accident refuses to give you their personal or vehicle
data, or deserts the place of accident; in the case of opposite opinions regarding
culpability; in the case of collision with an unregistered vehicle or a foreign
registration vehicle; in the case of driver intoxication, driving without a driving
license etc., we recommend that you report the accident to the police, who will
come to the place of accident.
In the case of death or injury, or major material damage
You must call a doctor, remain at the place of accident, only leaving temporarily
to give aid to injured persons or if you require doctor's assistance yourself. Take
all necessary measures in order to remove any further threats and enable the normal
flow of traffic. Make sure that the situation at the place of accident remains intact
and that the existing marks remain. Switch on all four indicator lights and place
a warning triangle in the correct position [at least 50 m from the place of accident].
Report the accident to the nearest police station.