Accident Solicitor in Whitchurch
If you are involved in a road traffic accident in Whitchurch, there are some steps that you must take to comply with the law and make it easier for you to make a compensation claim. If you do not follow these steps, you may prejudice your compensation claim – particularly if it is a ‘non-fault’ claim.
You must stop and stay with your vehicle long enough to exchange details with anyone else involved in the accident
You must exchange details with everyone involved in the accident, including casualties, the owners of damaged property and witnesses to the accident. Even if you believe you may have been partially at fault, you should not discuss liability for the road traffic accident. If you admit your guilt, you will weaken your position in any subsequent dispute and may receive a lower compensation settlement.
You must produce an insurance certificate
If someone has sustained injuries or property damage, you must produce a copy of your car insurance certificate. If you cannot do so at the time of the accident, you must notify the police within 24 hours and take your insurance certificate to the police station within seven days.
You must gather evidence
You should take the time to make your own notes of the details of the accident. If you can, you should take photographs of the road layout, the position of your vehicle and any other vehicles involved, and any hazards that may have contributed to your accident. You should also make a note of any medical treatment or expenses you incur as a result of your accident.
Inform your insurance company
If you do not inform your insurance company, you may invalidate your insurance coverage.
Making a claim through an accident solicitor in Whitchurch
If you wish to make a claim for road accident compensation, you should seek advice from an accident solicitor in Whitchurch. Broadly speaking, a compensation claim for personal injury will put you in the same financial position as if your accident had never occurred.
If you contact Accident Advice Helpline, you will be able to let a trained accident solicitor in Whitchurch handle your compensation claim on a 100% no win, no fee basis. You can pursue your compensation claim yourself. However, you will have to meet your own legal costs.
Claims for accidents on the road can be complex, particularly if they involve uninsured or untraceable drivers. You should therefore take legal advice from our claims advisors. To contact our advisors, call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or use our 30-second test.
Date Published: 2nd December 2013
Author: David Brown