Being involved in a road accident can be terrifying and result in serious injury, or even death. All road users have a duty to drive with care and respect for others on the road, but sadly there are many road users who are so wrapped up in their journey and where they need to get to that they forget to be aware of what is going on around them. An accident solicitor in Newmarket could help you claim if you are in an accident.
If you have fallen victim to such a driver, then you have every right to make a claim for compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Sometimes accident occur through no fault and are purely just accidents, but if you have been involved in an accident that was caused by another driver then you have every right to make a compensation claim.
Finding an accident solicitor in Newmarket will not be too difficult a task, but you can always take some no-obligation advice before you begin. Accident Advice Helpline have advisers waiting to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 690 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
What should you do following a road accident?
The first and most important thing is to get help. If you or anyone else involved needs urgent medical attention, call for an ambulance straight away. Even if you do not need to go to a hospital, you should see your own GP as soon as possible, as many injuries take some time to display themselves.
If you do not need to call the police to the scene, you must report it to your local police station within 24 hours. This is a legal requirement, and failure to do so can greatly jeopardise any claim you may make in the future.
Obtain the insurance details of the other party involved and call your insurance company straight away with details of the accident. If there are witnesses to the accident, take their contact details as these may be needed later by your accident solicitor in Newmarket.
Making a claim with an accident solicitor in Newmarket
Once you have all the details that you need, you can contact an injury solicitor. If you have any questions that you would like answered, call Accident Advice Helpline. The advice you will be given will place you under no obligation and will give you a clearer picture of your situation. You will be offered a 30-second test that will confirm your eligibility, and you may even be given an estimated payout figure. This is only a guide and should not be taken as a guarantee.
Many claims can be handled entirely via telephone with no need for face-to-face contact. Many people prefer this anonymity and use a national company to deal with their claim. Accident Advice Helpline have the backing of Dame Esther Rantzen, who has long been a campaigner for consumers’ rights in the United Kingdom.
Call us today to find your accident solicitor in Newmarket and discover how we can help you start your claim for compensation.