How To Prepare For Towing Services After An Accident



Been in an accident? It’s not something that happens often, so a lot of people are not sure of what to do in the case of a car collision. At Trade & General Towing, we provide 24/7 towing services in Maitland for those unfortunate bingles. Take a look at our blog article below to learn more about the steps required when you need your vehicle towed.


ASSESS



After the collision, stop the vehicle in a safe space (if possible). First, check yourself for any signs of injury. If you have been injured, or the other driver has been injured, make sure you check to see if they’re okay.


SWAP DETAILS



Once the vehicles have been relocated to a safe area and both drivers are okay, make sure you exchange details with the drivers and owners of the vehicle. This includes name, vehicle registration, address and description of the incident.

If the other driver refuses to provide their personal details, make sure you note their registration number (if possible) and report it to the police as soon as possible. In this instance, you can claim against them either through your insurance company (if you have comprehensive cover) or through the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).


REMOVE HAZARDS



Sometimes car debris, vegetation or other related hazards are displaced as the result of a car collision. If it’s safe to do so, remove all hazards from the road or beside the road in order to reduce the likelihood of another incident.


CALL US



After the vehicles have been moved to a safe location and details have been exchanged, it’s time to call us. At Trade & General Towing, we have tow trucks ready to go 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. While you wait for us, ensure your waiting in a safe place, whether it be behind a safety barricade or beside an adjacent footpath. Our towing services in Maitland are prompt and affordable.

Call us today on (02) 4960 2475 to get moving. 

Being in an accident is unforeseeable, but you can be prepared for what to do when it happens. If you’ve been in an accident, contact Trade & General Towing anytime. We’ll have you and your vehicle transported to safety in no time. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.

For more news and advice on towing services, read our previous blog Safety Tips While Waiting For Towing Around Maitland.