Being in a car accident can be very dangerous. Car crashes can be fatal, of course, and even if you manage to survive a bad road traffic accident, it can result in permanent disability or injuries that require a very long time to heal.
Even a minor car accident that occurs at low speed might cause injuries, though. Whiplash injury can be suffered even from a bump at some traffic lights or in a car park.
Whatever happened to you, it’s a fair assumption that you’re probably looking for some guidance and advice after a car accident in Gateshead. You don’t need to look any further, because Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with the information that you need.
Make sure you have evidence of what happened to you
When a car accident happens, you will need to make sure that evidence is gathered. The usual car insurance claim will involve a lot of paperwork, so there is obviously some evidence here. If the police have been involved, there will be a record of their attendance and any action that they have taken, too.
You should also make sure that you gather your own evidence, where possible. Take pictures on your mobile phone of the scene of the accident. Capture the damage to your vehicle, and the driving conditions as they were at the time of the accident. Gather names of witnesses, and their contact details.
Also, most importantly, seek medical treatment. Even if your injuries haven’t required that you be rushed to hospital by paramedics, you should at least see your GP as soon as you can. This will ensure that you get checked out, and that there is a medical record of your injuries.
Contact us for advice after a car accident in Gateshead
Once you feel able to talk to one of our advisors about your accident, you should get on the phone to our hotline. Dial one of these numbers:
- 0800 689 0500, if you’re calling from a landline
- 0333 500 0993, if you’re calling from a mobile
When you call, you can tell an advisor about what happened. They will ask you questions in order to get as much relevant information as possible, and you should feel free to ask them any questions that you may have. All our advisors are friendly and helpful, and have received extensive training.
If you’re eligible to claim, your details will be passed to a no-win, no-fee* solicitor on our legal team. It’s their job to work on your case, and they will aim to secure you a payout.
Don’t leave it too long, because you have just three years from the date of your accident to make a claim. Call us today.