Road traffic accidents are always problematic. This is obvious when you think about a multiple-vehicle incident on an unlit country road on a winter’s night. But even something such as a minor bump in a car park can lead to a lot of pain and suffering.
If you’re looking for advice after a car accident in High Peak, you’ve come to the right place. Accident Advice Helpline has more than 15 years’ experience in dealing with all kinds of personal injury claims, and many of these have occurred as a result of road accidents.
Let us give you some useful advice right now.
What did you do at the scene of the accident?
You will have stopped, of course, because the law states that you must. While at the scene, you will have informed the police if anyone was injured as a result of the accident, and you will have exchanged your contact and insurance details with the other driver or drivers involved.
But did you also take photos? Many people today have a phone that has a good camera built in, and if you took shots of the damage to your car, and the driving conditions, this could be useful if you decide to make a claim. Later on, did you take photos of your injuries? Again, this will be useful to a claims solicitor.
Also, did you gather witnesses’ contact details? If a passer-by, a local resident or another driver not involved in the accident saw what happened, their account of events could be useful to you.
Have you kept a file of any evidence?
Your photos and any witnesses’ contact details should be kept in a safe place, so consider putting a file together. You can keep anything else to do with your accident in here, too.
For example, have you been paying for any services you wouldn’t normally need? Receipts for home help fees, childminding costs and taxi fares should be filed away, because you could claim for these. Keep hold of your payslips, too, because they will contain evidence of any loss of income you have suffered as a result of your crash.
Are you going to seek advice after a car accident in High Peak from Accident Advice Helpline?
You should consider making a claim, because you could be eligible to do so if:
- Your accident caused you to sustain an injury
- Your accident was caused by someone else
- Your accident happened within the last three years
All you need to do to get started is call our hotline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to an advisor. If you’re eligible to claim and you wish to go ahead, one of our no win no fee* solicitors will take on your case.
Why not contact us now? Speak to us today and find out more.
Date Published: 3rd September 2015
Author: David Brown