How to record an accident

Reporting an accident

It’s very important that you note down the registration numbers of all parties involved, as well as their make and model. This is so that a check can be made to ensure all vehicles have the valid documentation required by law.

  • Take images of all the vehicles at the scene, especially the damaged vehicles including registration numbers so Carhoot can later demonstrate who is likely to be at fault.
  • Get names, addresses and phone numbers of all drivers as well as any witnesses so that they can be contacted for their version of events.
  • Note the name of the road, area and time of the accident so that all parties can be notified. 
  • Make a note of the weather conditions and how others were driving around you.
  • Notify the police if anybody is injured. They will arrange for ambulance to attend the scene.

Regardless of who is at fault, call us immediately on 020 8471 7777 before contacting your insurance company.

If you've been involved in an accident, we advise that you do not accept liability. After you've taken down the above, give us a ring and a member of our team will discuss your options with you and talk you through next steps. We're here to assist and advise you in the best way forward.

Take notes and pics

We'll need those pics to evidence what happened

Record your location

Note down location, and the details of all drivers involved

Contacts us

Give us a call immediately and we'll sort it for you