What should you do when you’ve had a car accident? Most people have some idea of what needs to be done, but it’s always good to be reminded. After all, accidents don’t happen to us all the time, thank goodness, but there’s always the possibility that you’ll need some advice after a car accident in Knowsley.
In fact, that’s probably why you’re reading this. Perhaps you’ve had a road traffic accident, or maybe a relative or friend has had one and you’re conducting some research on their behalf.
Here are some tips from Accident Advice Helpline.
What do you need to do at the scene of the accident?
If anyone’s been injured, then the police must be informed. They will attend, and there will be an official record of who was involved in the collision and what the damage was. The police can also safely ensure that the traffic flows again. Accidents can often cause an obstruction.
You should make sure you exchange your name, address and insurance details with anyone else involved. While you’re collecting details, ask any witnesses if it would be all right to take a note of their names and contact numbers. Their accounts of what occurred will be useful to you later on.
What should you do after everything’s been sorted out at the scene?
The next step, and perhaps the most important, is for you to get medical help. If you’ve been badly hurt, then you might need medical assistance at the scene from ambulance paramedics. After that, you might receive treatment in hospital.
If your injuries aren’t particularly serious, you should still go and see your GP as soon as possible, at least. It’s a good idea for you to be checked over anyway, and the medical record of your injury or injuries will be useful in the event that you decide to make a claim.
What advice after a car accident in Knowsley is available regarding claiming?
From Accident Advice Helpline, you can get all the advice you need with regard to making a claim for compensation. When you’re ready to call us, pick up the phone and speak to one of our friendly advisors about what happened to you. They will listen to what you have to say, and from the details you provide, they can tell you whether you’re eligible to claim.
If you do qualify for compensation, one of our no win no fee* solicitors can take on your case. They will work as hard as possible on your behalf to get you the payout you deserve.
For more information about getting your compensation payout, dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile as soon as possible.
Date Published: 7th September 2015
Author: David Brown