It seems to always be the way. Travelling to and from your destination is a breeze, a road traffic accident is the least of your worries. You hit the car park and another driver seems to forget how to manoeuvre entirely, and a car accident happens.
There is no denying that, in the case of a car park accident, tempers do rise. Sometimes it takes every effort not to scream and shout at the involved drivers; however, it is worth remembering that your manner at this point of the incident can be extremely important when you do come round to filing that claim for compensation.
What to do when a car park accident occurs
As you would in the case of a road traffic accident, if you find yourself at the centre of a car park incident, take a minute to compose yourself before approaching the other drivers.
After a minute or two, speak with the others. Make a note of the registration plate number and contact details. If you can obtain insurance details this is good too. If there are any witnesses nearby, it is also advisable to ask them if they would be willing to provide their details, should a statement of events need to be provided.
In the case where the emergency services are required, do call them and co-operate fully.
It is essential at this point that you take photographs of any injuries you have incurred due to the car accident. Also take photographs of any damage done to your car.
Road traffic accidents: Claiming compensation
Often, it is difficult to settle a compensation claim for a road traffic accident independently as you can become too involved in the emotions and opinions surrounding the incident.
A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can assist you with your claim. Initially our expert team will listen to the details of your case and advise you if a claim is likely to be successful.
Should you mutually decide to continue with the claim for personal injury compensation, your case will be assigned to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s specialist solicitors.
Working on a no win no fee* basis, Accident Advice Helpline will manage your claims case, with the guarantee that every effort will be made to retrieve the compensation you are entitled to. Get in touch now on 0800 689 0500.