Accident Solicitor Severn Beach
The village of Severn Beach in Gloucestershire may be free from heavy traffic, but with the M4 motorway in close proximity, accidents still happen in and around this area. The villagers are required to travel several miles before they can access the motorway and it is usually when they become complacent, having travelled the same route for years on end, that they are most at risk of an accident. While accident rates have fallen in recent years, it is important for all villagers to understand the actions that they should take following an accident in the area.
Steps to take after a road accident
- Identify and assist any casualties
The first thing you should do after a road accident is identify and help any casualties. Where appropriate, call 999 and ask the operator to send both the police and ambulance services to the scene. During the first few hours after an accident, casualties may not be aware that they have suffered an injury. After a relatively minor car accident, injuries may not make themselves apparent until a few hours or days following the event. As a result of this, it is wise for anyone involved in an accident to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Exchange details with the other motorists
You should exchange details with other motorist(s) involved, including:
• Names, addresses and phone numbers
• Vehicle registration numbers
• Insurers’ details
- Collect evidence
If you are able to do so, you should take photographs of the scene. This will help your accident solicitor in Severn Beach to build your compensation claim. You should also document:
• Descriptions of the makes, models and colours of the vehicles involved
• Descriptions of the damage to the vehicles involved
• The location of the collision and the events leading up to the accident
• The names and contact details of any witnesses
- Avoid confrontation
Try to stay calm after your collision – avoid confrontation and do not blame anyone for the accident.
- Call your insurance company
Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as you can. If you fail to do so, you may breach the terms of your insurance policy.
Contacting an accident solicitor Severn Beach
If you wish to make a personal injury claim, you should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and speak to one of our claims advisers. They will be able to put you in contact with an accident solicitor in Severn Beach who will advise you of your legal rights.
Date Published: 20th August 2013
Author: Jan Newell