No one would ever want to be involved in an RTA – a road traffic accident. This could be between two vehicles or even more than two, and it could potentially involve pedestrians or cyclists or even motorbikes as well. Some people might ask what the official road traffic accident investigation procedure is when such an incident happens.
In truth, different bodies will have different procedures. In the case of a minor accident in which ambulances do not need to be called, the police will very likely have no reason to get involved. On the other hand, if someone is hurt and needs medical treatment, the police will usually attend to take the details of what happened to find out the cause.
Do you have to worry about the road traffic accident investigation procedure?
In short, no. If the police do attend the scene, make sure you are completely honest about what happened and tell them as much as you can. Witnesses will also be spoken to in order to get statements to support the correct version of events.
The idea is to see what or who caused the accident so appropriate steps can be taken if and when necessary. If you’re thinking whether you should try and claim compensation, the police should have a code to represent the accident report they have created on this occasion. This will help when it comes to filling out the paperwork required for you to make a claim, if this does occur.
Are you wondering
You may be sure beyond all doubt that another driver was responsible for what happened. If you sustained injuries in the accident, you may have a strong opportunity to try and claim for those injuries. Even seatbelt bruising and whiplash can potentially be claimed for, if negligence can be proven sufficiently to warrant a successful outcome to a claim.
So don’t worry about any road traffic accident investigation procedure that might be attributed to your accident. Accident Advice Helpline will help work everything out for you. Our lawyers have supported countless people in similar situations, and can provide help and support to guide you through the process. Call us on 0800 689 0500 (if you’re ringing from a mobile, use 0333 500 0993 instead). It’s easier than you may assume to get expert no-obligation advice from a team that cares.
Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims