How the police can help with accident and injury claims in Bournemouth
If you have been injured in an accident that you did not cause, then there is a good chance that you could be entitled to secure compensation. Each year hundreds of people do this by making accident and injury claims in Bournemouth.
The key to making a successful claim is to provide the right evidence. Such evidence will demonstrate that not only you sustained an injury for which compensation is due, but that someone else was responsible for the accident occurring in the first place.
If you can do this then there is a good chance that you will be awarded compensation.
That said, here at Accident Advice Helpline we know how difficult it can be to provide the right evidence. In fact, as the innocent victim of an accident you may not even be sure what sort of evidence you need. This is where the police can help.
Road traffic accidents
The main sort of accident and injury claims in Bournemouth that the police can help with involve road traffic accidents.
Generally speaking, the police should be informed of a road traffic accident within 24 hours of it occurring. It therefore makes sense that they be called directly to the scene. They can help ensure that everyone is safe, that the scene itself is well managed with minimal disruption to other road users, and that the facts of the case are identified.
The police will write a report outlining, independently and without bias, what happened, who was involved and what the outcome was. They will be able to arrange for medical assistance, and will ensure that the contact details of all relevant and involved parties have been obtained and secured.
This means that you won’t have to do anything but concentrate on remaining safe, or getting to hospital if you are injured seriously enough.
The report they write can be obtained by your Accident Advice Helpline lawyer who will be able to use this to verify and corroborate your version of events. If it is clear that the other road user was to blame then this will be outlined in the report and will go a long way to securing a successful outcome for your claim.
Find out more today
If you want to find out more about the sorts of evidence you may need to gather for your claim please contact us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 5th June 2015
Author: David Brown