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Accident

  1. 1. ROAD ACCIDENT“What Must I do?” - LEGAL UNIT UTMSPACE -
  2. 2. (A) WHEN ACCIDENT HAPPENS.. DO NOT PICK A FIGHT DO NOT PICK A FIGHT
  3. 3. (B) AT THE ACCIDENT SITETAKE DOWN THE PARTICULARS OF THE VEHICLESINVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT.REGISTRATION NUMBERYEAR /MODELCOLOURTAKE DOWN THE PARTICULARS OF THEDRIVER/ PASSENGERS/ WITNESSNAMEADDRESSI/C NUMBERDRIVING LICENCE NUMBERTELEPHONE NUMBER(WORK/HOME)
  4. 4. KEEP THE NEGATIVES IN A SAFE PLACE FOR EVIDENCE.PHOTOGRAPHS WITHOUT THEIR NEGATIVES MAY NOT BE ADMISSABLE AS EVIDENCE IN COURT.
  5. 5. (C) AT THE POLICE STATIONMAKE A POLICE REPORT WITHIN 24MAKE A POLICE REPORT WITHIN 24HOURS OF THE ACCIDENT.HOURS OF THE ACCIDENT.[IF YOU ARE INJURED, SEEK MEDICAL AID AND [IF YOU ARE INJURED, SEEK MEDICAL AID ANDTHEN YOU CAN MAKE A REPORT AT THE POLICE THEN YOU CAN MAKE A REPORT AT THE POLICEBEAT BASE IN THE HOSPITAL. EXPLAIN HOW THE BEAT BASE IN THE HOSPITAL. EXPLAIN HOW THEACCIDENT HAPPENED IN YOUR REPORT.] ACCIDENT HAPPENED IN YOUR REPORT.]YOU CAN WRITE OUT THE REPORT INYOU CAN WRITE OUT THE REPORT INBAHASA MALAYSIA.BAHASA MALAYSIA.[IF YOU CANNOT WRITE IN BAHASA MALAYSIA, [IF YOU CANNOT WRITE IN BAHASA MALAYSIA,YOU CAN EXPLAIN TO THE POLICE OFFICER ON YOU CAN EXPLAIN TO THE POLICE OFFICER ONDUTY WHO WILL WRITE IT DOWN FOR YOU.] DUTY WHO WILL WRITE IT DOWN FOR YOU.]SIGN AT THE BOTTOM OF THESIGN AT THE BOTTOM OF THEREPORT. ALWAYS ASK A CERTIFIEDREPORT. ALWAYS ASK A CERTIFIEDCOPY OF THE REPORT FOR RECORD.COPY OF THE REPORT FOR RECORD.
  6. 6. (D) DEALING WITH THE DAMAGE IF YOU ARE IF YOU ARE INJURED, INJURED, GET MEDICAL GET MEDICAL ATTENTION ATTENTION ARRANGE FOR ARRANGE FOR IMMEDIATELY. IMMEDIATELY. YOUR VEHICLE TO YOUR VEHICLE TO GET A MEDICAL GET A MEDICAL BE TOWED TO AN BE TOWED TO AN REPORT AND IF REPORT AND IF AUTHORISED AUTHORISED POSSIBLE, COPIES POSSIBLE, COPIES WORKSHOP. WORKSHOP. OF MEDICAL REPORT. OF MEDICAL REPORT. HERE THE DAMAGE HERE THE DAMAGE TO YOUR VEHICLE TO YOUR VEHICLE WILL BE ASSESSED WILL BE ASSESSED BY ASSESSORS BY ASSESSORS FROM THE FROM THE INSURANCE INSURANCE COMPANY. COMPANY.
  7. 7. (E) KEEPING RECORDS
  8. 8. (F) CLAIMING FOR DAMAGE TO YOUR CAR EXAMINE YOUR INSURANCE POLICY. CLAIM FROM NOTE THE EXCESS CLAUSE IN THE YOUR OWN POLICY. INSURANCE In order to claim from your own insurance company, claim must exceed the excess clause. Always remember that when you claim from your insurance company, you will lose your no-claim bonus.CLAIM FROM THEOTHER PARTY’S If you decide to do so, IT IS PREFERABLE INSURANCE COMPANY TO ENGAGE A LAWYER.
  9. 9. (G) ENGAGING A LAWYER YOUR LAWYER WILL YOUR LAWYER WILL ASK YOU TO SIGN A ASK YOU TO SIGN A *WARRANT TO ACT. *WARRANT TO ACT. ••WHATIS WARRANT WHAT IS WARRANT TO ACT? TO ACT? A DOCUMENT A DOCUMENT APPOINTING HIM/HER APPOINTING HIM/HER AS YOUR LAWYER AS YOUR LAWYER AND AUTHORIZING AND AUTHORIZING THE LAWYER TO ACT THE LAWYER TO ACT ON YOUR BEHALF. ON YOUR BEHALF.
  10. 10. (H) WHAT YOUR LAWYER (H) WHAT YOUR LAWYER WILL DO? WILL DO?OBTAIN RELEVANT DOCUMENTS ON THE OBTAIN RELEVANT DOCUMENTS ON THEACCIDENT, EXAMINE ALL THE DOCUMENTS, ACCIDENT, EXAMINE ALL THE DOCUMENTS,CONSIDER THE EVIDENCE, EXPLAIN TO YOU CONSIDER THE EVIDENCE, EXPLAIN TO YOUTHE TYPES AND THE QUANTUM THAT YOU MAY THE TYPES AND THE QUANTUM THAT YOU MAYOBTAIN, START MAKE A CORRESPONDENCE WITH OBTAIN, START MAKE A CORRESPONDENCE WITHTHE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR THE COMPENSATION. THE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR THE COMPENSATION.IF NO ADEQUATE COMPENSATION CAN BE IF NO ADEQUATE COMPENSATION CAN BEOBTAINED,THE LAWYER WILL FILE A CIVIL OBTAINED,THE LAWYER WILL FILE A CIVILSUIT, PREPARE THE DOCUMENTS AND SUIT, PREPARE THE DOCUMENTS ANDGET READY FOR TRIAL. GET READY FOR TRIAL.EVEN AT THIS STAGE, PARTIES ARE FREEEVEN AT THIS STAGE, PARTIES ARE FREETO ARRIVE AT A SETTLEMENT.TO ARRIVE AT A SETTLEMENT.
  11. 11.   (I) WHAT CAN YOU CLAIM?SPECIAL DAMAGES Claims for specific/ monetary expenses incurred by the claimant as a result of the accident (transport, repairs to vehicles, hiring another vehicle, medical expenses.) GENERAL DAMAGES Compensations for pain and suffering as a result of injuries caused to a person.
  12. 12. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO CHOOSE YOUROWN LAWYER. DO NOT BE FORCEDINTO CHOOSING A LAWYER BYTOUTS.DO NOT BE INFLUENCED BY PEOPLEWHO PESTER YOU TO ACCEPT THESERVICES OF LAWYERS WHOMTHEY REPRESENT.AVOID ANY DUAL REPRESENTATIONSOF LAWYERS.

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