What to do after an accident
There is no good or bad time to be involved in an accident. Whether it is a vehicle collision, a fall on a public footpath or an accident at work, even the smallest of accidents can have lengthy and painful consequences.
However, if the accident wasn’t the fault of the person who was involved and occurred as the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, then the victim has the right to make a claim for compensation from an accident solicitor in Wareham.
To maximise the chances of a claim being successful, there are a few steps which any person who has been in an accident should take:
1. Call the Police
In the event of a serious accident such as a vehicle collision, the police should always be called as they may need to investigate the circumstances. However, the police can also be useful during a smaller accident as they can assess the facts and ensure that all parties are safe and taken care of.
2. Medical Attention
Not only is it vital for the health of the victim that medical attention be sought but the notes and accounts from Wareham Community Hospital could help to strengthen the case which an accident solicitor in Wareham is to bring for compensation.
Asking people who witnessed the accident if they would be prepared to give accounts of what happened can be vital in proving that the negligent party was in fact negligent and the victim was not to blame for their injuries.
Thanks to the efforts of Wareham Town Council, many public areas now have CCTV and other detection equipment which could also prove to be extremely advantageous in proving the case.
5. Contact our Accident Solicitor in Wareham
Whatever the circumstances of the accident and however it happened, if it was not the fault of the victim of the accident, then the victim has the right to make a claim for compensation. With television personality, Esther Rantzen acting as their patron, Accident Advice Helpline work with the victims of accidents to obtain the compensation they deserve. A fast 30-second test could tell those who have been involved in an accident whether they’re entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown