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What to do after a road traffic accident


Have you been affected by a road traffic accident?

When you decide to learn to drive, it’s important that you follow your instructor’s guidance and heed their warnings. By working with a reputable instructor, you’ll learn how to drive safely and this could prevent you from being involved in an accident on the road.

Of course, you can’t prevent other people from driving dangerously and you may be injured because of someone else. However, if you learn what to do after a road traffic accident, you could prevent yourself from suffering serious injuries.


What to do after a road traffic accident

If you’re involved in a serious road traffic accident, it’s likely that the emergency services will respond. If anyone requires emergency medical treatment, paramedics are likely to administer this at the scene of the accident so calling them quickly is essential.

Even if you think you haven’t been badly hurt, you shouldn’t attempt to move around or drive your vehicle straight away. It can take some time for your injuries to emerge and you may be in shock and unable to drive safely following an accident.

When a less severe accident occurs, it may be easy to get angry or lose your temper with the person responsible. However, this is always inadvisable as the situation could escalate and it won’t reverse the damage that’s been done.

By accessing help, you’ll ensure that anyone who has been hurt will receive medical help and this could prevent their condition from worsening. By knowing how to act and what to do after a road traffic accident, you could potentially save your own life or someone else’s.


Taking legal action after an accident

Following medical treatment, you may decide to take legal action after an accident. If another road user was responsible for you getting hurt, you may want to ensure that they are held accountable and you could also obtain compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained.

Luckily, making a successful claim doesn’t have to be difficult. At Accident Advice Helpline we regularly handle these types of claims and we may be able to assist you with yours.

If you’re questioning whether to make a claim because of the cost involved, we can help with that too. If you choose to make your claim with us, you won’t be required to pay anything upfront because we always work on a no win no fee basis.

Why wait? To find out more now, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 5659 if you’re calling and speak to our personal injury team today.