A Guide on What to Do If You Are in a Car Accident

Thousands of car accidents happen each year in Australia. The aftermath of these incidents can be daunting, and it’s not always immediately clear how to respond following an accident. If you have been hurt in an accident, the physical and emotional strain can be especially difficult to handle.

Whether it is a minor fender bender, a serious collision, or anything in between, it is important to remain calm and know what to do in the event of a car accident. Prepare yourself for any situation with this simple guide.

What Details Do You Need Following a Car Crash?

When involved in a car accident it is important to collect contact information and details from all the drivers involved including their names, addresses, contact numbers and obtain as much information about the accident as possible.

It is also important to have a detailed record of when, where, and how the crash occurred including the time, date, and specific location. Taking pictures of the crash scene and any damage to the vehicle is recommended in order to document the incident properly.

1) “What Do I Do If I’m Completely at Fault?”

Suppose you are the person responsible for causing a car accident. In that case, you will likely not be able to receive any compensation for any damages or injuries you sustained in the crash. This is true in most cases, although exceptions can be made for those who have sustained serious, life-altering injuries due to the accident.

When an accident occurs, it can be difficult to determine who is to blame. There may be multiple perspectives, and it’s important to understand the legal steps to take in order to understand the outcome. Consulting an lawyer after making a claim, is recommended to help you understand the process and make sure you are taking the necessary actions.

2) “What Do I Do If I’m Only Partially at Fault?”

If you are only partially at fault forcausing an accident, you may still be able to receive compensation for any damages or injuries you sustained in the crash. The amount of compensation you receive, however, may be reduced based on the percentage of fault assigned to you. 

3) “Who Is at Fault in a Car Park Incident?”

In a car park incident, fault is usually determined by the negligence of one or more drivers. Generally, the driver who failed to exercise reasonable care and caution is held liable for any damages or injuries that occur. The other drivers involved, however, may also be held accountable, depending on the circumstances.


The allocation of fault associated with car accidents can be complex, and it is important to understand the laws and regulations in your state. If you are involved in a car accident, and you have lodged a claim, it is important to seek legal advice to determine who is at fault and how much compensation you may be entitled to.

If you find yourself in any accident, D’Angelo Legal has you covered. We are qualified motor vehicle accident lawyers in Perth that can guide you through your rights and claims. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or establish a solicitor-client relationship. The content is provided as is, without express or implied warranties of any kind or considering your circumstances. This article is not intended to be a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a solicitor. Readers are encouraged to consult their legal advisors for specific legal advice tailored to their needs. No reader should act or refrain from acting based on this article’s information without seeking professional legal advice.