When should I call on an accident solicitor in Henley-on-Thames?
The town of Henley-on-Thames is part of London’s commuter belt meaning that its residents travel into and out of the city on a daily basis. Travelling anywhere, particularly in peak times, always involves an element of risk especially if you are behind the wheel of, or a passenger in, a motor car. Traffic accidents are a daily occurrence across the UK and if you are involved in one while commuting to or from Henley-on-Thames you may find yourself needing an accident solicitor in Henley-on-Thames. The town has a number to chose from and deciding who to put your trust in can be difficult. It pays to have some knowledge of the law pertaining to road traffic accidents before you even think of pursuing a personal injury compensation claim.
Everyone driving a motor vehicle must have valid insurance. If you are driving someone else’s car then your insurance will only be effective as a third party as long as that vehicle is insured by its owner. A car does not have to be insured on a fully comprehensive basis, third party is sufficient. Equally important is the Ministry of Transport Test Certificate or M.O.T. If the car has run out or if it does not have one then everything about the car including the road tax is no longer legal. So if you are offered a car to use, make sure it is roadworthy and legal before you set off.
Accident solicitor in Henley-on-Thames – What will they expect?
If you approach an accident solicitor in Henley-on-Thames they will want to make sure that the vehicle was legal to be on the road and that you had the right to be driving it. This will mean being able to produce a valid driving licence. Frankly if you were driving a car illegally it will have to be a very clever solicitor who enables you to be given a payout from a third party, although there have been some cases on record where victims of an accident have had exceptionally severe injuries. They will also expect to see a vehicle accident report that the police will have taken at the scene and details of any treatment you received medically on the day or afterwards.
At the time of the incident
At the time of the accident you must not leave the scene until the police have attended and made their report. It is essential that you get the insurance details from the other party involved in the accident (if you are able to do so) and that you seek medical attention immediately. Never fail to report a motor accident to the police.
If you have any queries about making your claim then Accident Advice Helpline has a freephone helpline that is available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Our advisors can give you all the help and advice you need to begin your claim and can make sure that you have all the details needed to proceed with an accident solicitor in Henley-on-Thames or elsewhere. There is no shame in making a claim, if you have suffered an accident that was not your fault. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.