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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What should I do after a car accident?


    Every year, thousands of motorists are injured in car accidents across the UK, many of them through no fault of their own. It is a sad fact of life that whilst you can be as safe a driver as possible, you have no control over other people’s driving habits, and if you are unlucky, you could be injured by somebody driving dangerously. If this has happened to you or somebody you love, then you are probably wondering what to do about it.

    What should I do after a car accident?

    Of course, it’s entirely up to you what you decide to do, and your first priority should always be to get medical attention for your injuries, but you may wish to consider making a claim for personal injury compensation after your car accident, if somebody else was at fault. You could be surprised at the amount you are entitled to.

    What if I was a passenger, not the driver?

    You don’t need to be driving in order to make a personal injury claim after a car accident. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are often asked, “What should I do after a car accident?” The answer is simple really – seek advice from a personal injury lawyer. If you were travelling in a car as a passenger – for example, if a friend was giving you a lift or if you were in a taxi – when you were injured then you could make a claim for compensation against the driver of the vehicle, if they were at fault. Many people may be shocked at the idea of claiming against a family member, but their insurance will normally pay in the event of a successful claim, and you could be compensated for your pain, suffering and any special damages like loss of earnings.

    Is there anything I should do to help my claim?

    Provided you haven’t suffered life-changing injuries, there are things you should do after a car accident, if possible, to help when you come to make a personal injury claim. If it’s possible, get photographs of your injuries and the scene of the accident, as well as the vehicles involved. If there are any witnesses, take their contact details, and of course get the details of the other driver and their insurance company. These types of things can be very useful for making a claim, although they are not essential.

    Call us for advice

    Even if the driver who injured you was uninsured, you may still be able to make a claim for compensation and we can offer you advice and assistance. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to find out more about making a 100% no-win, no-fee claim. With over 16 years’ industry experience, you know you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to get you the compensation you are entitled to, and there are no upfront fees to worry about. Get in touch with us today and get no-obligation advice in confidence from our expert advisors.

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    Date Published: October 15, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

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