Car crash self-help guide

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This self-help guide contains information that may help you if you have had a car accident. It is designed for situations where there is damage to your car or someone else's car or property. 

It covers what to do at the scene of an accident, your options to cover the costs of having your car repaired, and what to do if someone asks you to pay for damage caused to their car or property. It explains how to deal with insurers and what to do if your case ends up at court.

It includes examples of letters you can send, as well as checklists to help you at different stages.

This guide does not cover everything that can happen after a car accident. It is not for personal injury claims.

You should always get legal advice about your individual situation.

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