The process of making a personal injury claim can be complicated and there are procedures that have to be followed correctly. However, you do not have to worry about this yourself. If you have just been injured in an accident that was not your own fault or if you have just started thinking about claiming for an accident that happened a while ago then you will not have to deal with the legal process yourself.
Just give Accident Advice Helpline a call and they will guide you through the legal process, deal with as much paperwork on your behalf that they can and tell you the sort of information that they need. Some of this information will be needed for the accident reconstruction which is part of the claims process. Here are some frequently asked questions about the accident reconstruction.
Accident reconstruction – the facts
What exactly is an accident reconstruction?
An accident reconstruction is simply a way of collating all the evidence about an accident in order to try to work out how it happened.
Will I have to re-visit the scene for the accident reconstruction?
No, this is not necessary. In fact if your claim is handled by the well-established law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, you will be able to deal with the whole thing over the phone and will not have to go anywhere. This also means that you do not have to attend lengthy lawyer’s meetings. You will probably just have to attend one appointment with a local doctor to have a medical assessment report prepared.
What information is needed for the accident reconstruction?
The reconstruction will be a paper exercise using a lot of information about the accident. The first and most important piece of information will be your statement. It is important that you are truthful and accurate about the minutes (possibly hours) leading up to the accident and about how you were hurt. For road traffic accidents you would report the type of manoeuvre that you were attempting, the speed and position of your car. The speed and position of other cars and the road and weather conditions would also be important.
For workplace accidents you may need to provide some further details. For example you would explain whether you had received any training to do the job that you were doing. It may be important to mention whether you had any personal protective equipment issued to you and whether you were wearing it at the time of the accident. Was the personal protective equipment working properly and was it suitable for the task?
The second type of information will be in the form of statements from people who witnessed the accident. In the case of a road traffic accident this may be other motorists or pedestrians. In the case of workplace accidents it may be your work colleagues.
The final piece of information needed for the accident reconstruction will be photographs, sketches or diagrams of the accident scene and any equipment, vehicles or machinery that was involved.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 13th July 2013
Author: Sharon Parry