A road traffic accident can often leave drivers feeling shaken. Although it is a difficult experience, if you are involved in a car accident, it is important to take a minute or two out to compose yourself and then act responsibly at the scene of the accident.
What do I need to do at the scene of a road traffic accident?
Many people know to obtain insurance details and call the emergency services following a car crash, however, in the aftermath of an accident other factors can be forgotten that are just as important.
As well as speaking to witnesses of the road traffic accident and collecting their names, addresses and contact numbers, it is also important to take time out of the hustle and bustle and take some photographs of the incident.
Pictures can be taken using any type of camera, whether you have a disposable in your glove compartment or you opt to use your phone. Get a shot of the overall scene, but more specifically take photographs of damage done to your car, and any injuries you and your passengers have suffered.
It is handy for all drivers to keep a photograph of their car on their phone or at home. Recent shots of your vehicle intact will provide a good comparison to any photographs taken at the scene of the collision.
Why do I need to do it?
Victims of road traffic accidents may choose to pursue a personal injury claim from a legal firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. As a compensation provider, it is the aim of Accident Advice Helpline to provide a streamlined no win no fee*, car crash claim service for individuals who have suffered road-related injuries.
Although most claims can be processed over the telephone, with no need for the claimant to attend court, any photographs taken of damage to your vehicle and harm to yourself can be of great help in support of your road collision claim.
What happens next?
Once you have established you are eligible to process a claim for compensation, using Accident Advice Helpline’s online compensation checker, speak with a member of their specially trained team.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 13 years experience in dealing with personal injury claims, offering support 24/7 for victims of road traffic accidents, ensuring that you receive the solicitor most suited to your case.
Date Published: November 24, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Car accident claims