When you are involved in a road traffic accident, it is almost inevitable that you will feel particularly flustered and distressed, following the incident. Although you may feel panicked at the scene of the car crash, where possible, it is important that you attempt to deal with the situation in a calm and collected manner.
Taking photographs of the car crash
Immediately following your road accident, it is essential that you take photographs of the scene of the accident, in addition to any damage to your car and the third party vehicle. This can help clarify the nature of the crash as well as any damage done to the vehicles involved.
Don’t forget to take photographs of your injuries too. Should you decide to go ahead with a claim for road-accident personal injury compensation, your photographs will help you support your statement, building a stronger case.
Disposable snaps vs camera phone
In years gone by, it was recommended that drivers stored a disposable camera within their glove compartment for in the case of an emergency. Nowadays, it is acceptable to take photographs of damage to your car and the car crash with your camera phone, meaning you needn’t panic if you don’t have a camera immediately to hand.
If your phone does not feature a camera, it is advisable to keep a camera, whether disposable or digital, in your car.
Further information to collate
As well as photographs, immediately following a car crash, remember to collect the following information:
- Third party driver details; name, address, contact number
- Insurance policy numbers for third-party drivers
- Registration plate numbers for all cars involved in the road collision
- Police report numbers and/or a completed collision pack
Can I claim personal injury compensation?
Have you been involved in a road traffic accident, sustaining injuries, through no fault of your own? If so, it may be that you can claim personal injury compensation for the harm and distress that you have suffered.
So long as the accident occurred within the last three years and you are able to support your case with relevant evidence and documentation, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, could help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation, with no pressure to continue with your claim following your call. Alternatively, take the 30-second eligibility test online to determine whether or not you have a case worth pursuing.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice