1. Stop the car as soon as possible – it's an offence not to do so.
2. Turn off the engine and switch the hazard lights on.
3. Check for any injuries to yourself or your passengers.
4. If it's a minor collision and there are no injuries, make a note of it just in case the other people later try to claim for an injury.
5. Call the police and an ambulance immediately if anyone is hurt or if the road is blocked. Then Call Us.
6. Try to remain as calm as possible – its normal to be shaken after an accident, take a few deep breaths and try to take stock of the situation the best you can. And don't lose your temper.
7. Don't apologise or admit responsibility for the accident until you're completely aware of what happened – this can protect you from liability if it wasn't your fault.
1. Share your name and address with everyone involved if the accident caused damage or injury – the law says you must do this.
2. Swap insurance information and details with the other driver(s).
3. Take down details of any other passengers and witnesses to the accident.
4. Try to find out if the other driver is the registered owner of the vehicle, if they are not, find out who the owner is and get that information too (for instance it might be a company car).
5. If a foreign lorry is involved, get the numbers on both the lorry and its trailer, sometimes they are different. Its also a good idea to get the name of the company if its painted on the lorry.
1. The make, model, colour, and number plate of the vehicles involved in the accident or take pictures of them.
2. The time and date of the crash.
3. The driving conditions, including the weather, lighting, and road quality (such as road markings, whether its wet or muddy, repair of the road surface).
4. What sort of damage was caused to the vehicles and where – nearside front wing and door (nearside is the left side of your car, offside is the drivers side).
5. Any injuries to drivers, passengers, or pedestrians.
6. The names and contact details of any witnesses.
7. Use your phone to take pictures of the scene, the positions of the cars involved, and damage to the cars.
8. If no one else is involved in the accident, for example you caused damage to private property or a parked car, you should leave your details – for instance a note where the owner can see it.
9. And honesty pays. If a witness or CCTV camera saw you and noted your car number but you drove off, you could be in serious trouble.
At Wirral Car Breakdown we can offer you a free* accident recovery service, we liase directly with the insurance firms to cover any costs related to the vehicle recovery and any other costs involved.
No claim for recovery will alter any costs of the insurance claim as claims are not based on value but based on per claim.
Once your vehicle has been recovered it will be taken to our depot and stored there awaiting collection by the insurance company involved.
We also can offer customers legal assistance (all of our vehicles carry this information) - you do not have to use your insurance company's legal assistance.
We partner with a leading accident claims management firm who can provide you a replacement vehicle within 24 hours with a local depot in Liverpool.
Wirral Car Breakdown has been established throughout The Wirral since 2019. With each passing year we are gaining increasing popularity from our customers who are regularly recommending us to their family and friends.
Providing a 24 hour service. We are ideally located within 5 minutes from either Wallasey or Birkenhead Mersey Tunnels; also we are 3 minutes from the M53 Motorway so you can be assured of a fast response time.
If you require recovery for your car or light commercial vehicle, then give us a call for assitance.