A road traffic accident leaves many feeling shaken, injured and often angry. Everyone reacts differently to a traumatic event such as a car collision, however, there are a number of advisable ways to handle the aftermath of the road-related incident.
What to do following a car accident
It may be in your nature to want to escape the situation or you may deal with trauma by getting angry and expressing this to others involved in the car collision.
It is essential to think wisely at this point of the road traffic accident and collect contact details. It is likely that someone has been injured in the accident and the way you present yourself at the scene of the incident will have a huge impression in court, should a claim for personal injury insurance arise.
There are also a number of items to obtain, like obtaining contact details, and things to do, following a car crash:
- Call the emergency services – you may require one or all of the services depending on the severity and nature of the collision
- Take photographs of the incident
- Take photographs of any damage to your vehicle
- Take photographs of any injury you have sustained
- Cooperate with the emergency services and provide as much, objective information as possible
There are also two lots of contact details that it is essential for you to gather – the details of any other drivers involved in the road traffic accident, including:
- Full name
- Telephone number
- Insurance details
- Car registration number
In addition, jot down the contact details including name, number and address of any individual who witnessed the accident and is happy to give an objective account of events should the case reach court.
Claiming for a road-related injury that wasn’t your fault
If you have been injured in a road-related injury that wasn’t your fault and the accident occurred within the last three years, Accident Advice Helpline could help you retrieve the compensation that is rightfully yours.
With the information you will provide, detailed above, along with any medical information regarding the injury you have sustained, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to determine if your case is likely to be eligible for personal injury compensation.
In the case of a legitimate claim, Accident Advice Helpline will work on a no-win, no-fee basis with their legal partner to ensure that you receive the pay-out that you are entitled to.
To discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: February 2, 2014
Author: David Brown