Who do I need to inform after an accident?
No one ever expects to be involved in an accident, but if you’ve had the misfortune to suffer an unexpected injury, there are certain things that you need to know. It makes sense to inform all the necessary people as soon as possible, so you’re free to get on with living your life as normal. Here’s a list of the parties that you need to contact after your accident.
The police, if necessary
If anyone has been injured in the accident, contact the police as soon as possible. Of course, it might also be necessary to phone for an ambulance. If the accident has caused a block in the road, the police must be informed so they can take the appropriate steps to get the traffic moving and help to avoid any further accidents. Road collisions should be reported to the police within 24 hours, and there can be penalties if you fail to do this.
Your insurance company
If your car has been involved in an accident, you should contact your insurance company for advice. This applies whether or not the accident was your fault. Different companies will have different processes to follow, though they all endeavour to make it as easy and as stress-free as possible. If you haven’t got your policy documents to hand, just find the details of your provider by doing a quick internet search, then get on the phone. They’ll advise you of your next steps.
An accident solicitor in Saltdean or further afield
If the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation. This can help massively towards costs for prescriptions and any time off work that you may have to take. Find a reputable accident solicitor in Saltdean or your local area, or better still, use the services of a national company with over 16 years of experience. Accident Advice Helpline has an excellent reputation, and is even endorsed by TV personality and consumer rights champion Esther Rantzen. When you choose to use our services, you can be sure that you’re in very safe hands.
Being involved in accident can be traumatic, but make sure that you take the time to inform the necessary parties. It’ll be a weight off your shoulders and will help you to return to normality as quickly as possible. If there are further details to deal with, an accident solicitor in Saltdean or from a national organisation will be able to advise you.
For an initial chat about your claim and what you may be entitled to, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 27th August 2017
Author: Jan Newell