At Accident Advice Helpline, we have experience in all areas of personal injury law and are experts in assisting with claims regarding road traffic accidents. Being involved in a road traffic collision can be an extremely stressful and traumatic experience, that’s why at Accident Advice Helpline, we provide these handy guides so you know what to do in the event of a car crash.
Name/Address of Registered Keeper
It is sometimes the case where the driver of the other vehicle may not necessarily be the registered owner of the vehicle involved and can potentially act quite unreasonably. Ensure that you note, in the event of an accident, if the registered owner or keeper of the vehicle is not the driver as he or she is still responsible for providing this information to the police. It is an offence not to provide the details of another driver who may have had the use of your vehicle.
Taking A Note of the Registration
The age of the smartphone is a wonderful thing. Most modern phones are equipped with cameras with the ability to take quality photographs – these can be used to capture and gather evidence in the event of a traffic accident. The most important piece of information to obtain is the registration of the other vehicle involved. Even if the driver does not supply you with information on who they are, the police can check the registered owner or keeper of the vehicle through the DVA’s database, through the use of the vehicle’s registration. Always take a picture of the registration if possible, and write it down where this is not possible.
If you’ve been involved in a collision with another driver who wasn’t the registered owner or keeper of the vehicle and it was within the last three years and wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisors who are just waiting to take your call. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win-no-fee* basis and you are under no obligation to proceed with any claims that may be discussed over the phone. Any amounts discussed are guideline amounts only and may not accurately reflect the total sum of any final pay-out.
Date Published: January 9, 2014
Author: David Brown