Thurrock is a borough in the county of Essex in south-east England. The area has been a centre of human activity since prehistoric times, and there is evidence that the Romans were there. An archaeological excavation at Mucking, provided proof of Neolithic occupation and this rich archaeological evidence showed human habitation from then until mediaeval times. Of course Thurrock would have been a quieter place than it is today, and any accidents on the road in Thurrock would have involved horses, donkeys, carts and perhaps later carriages and stage coaches. Nowadays of course road traffic accidents in Thurrock tend to involve motorised vehicles, cycles and pedestrians.
Accidents on the road in Thurrock
If you have been injured in one of the accidents on the road in Thurrock, you could be considering making a claim for your injuries. You may be eligible to do so as long as you can prove that you were not responsible for your accident in any way. You may need a personal injury solicitor to also prove that another person was solely to blame for the accident. If you need the help of a personal injury solicitor to file a claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm with more than a decade’s experience of helping people with their claims for injuries arising from various kinds of accident. There will be at least one who can advise you and discuss your case with you.
What to do if you have an accident
If you are driving and have an accident, you are legally obliged to stop and enquire as to whether anyone has been injured. If they have been, you must inform the police and call an ambulance. You must wait for these emergency services to arrive on the scene. The police must investigate the causes of the accident and when thee have been ascertained they will compile a report.
You should not apologise in any way for the accident, as later this could be construed as a confession of guilt.
While you are waiting you should make notes of the condition of the road, the weather and lighting conditions and if another vehicle was involved, take its number and record the colour and model.
Filing an injury claim
If you are injured you should have immediate medical treatment as failure to do so could exacerbate the injury. You will need both the police report (if they were involved) and the medical report if you make a claim for injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline for information and expert legal advice about your potential claim. Call us on one of these freephone numbers: – 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. As the lines are always open, why not call us now?
Date Published: 6th October 2014