Even in a small car accident, you must stop to check everyone is OK. In an emergency call 000.
If anyone is hurt or the car/truck/motorbike is damaged, you must tell police as soon as you can.
Tell the other people your name, address, phone number, number plate and insurance company if you have one.

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Car Accidents
Lawstuff factsheet.
Reporting a crash
Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services factsheet.
What to do after a car accident
Darwin Community Legal Service factsheet.
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What’s the Law – Car Accidents

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Glossary: What these words mean

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A way to protect people from losing money. You pay money to a company and if something happens—like an accident or injury—they pay for the costs.

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