Buckley is a town situated in Flintshire, in North Wales. It is the second largest town in the area, with a population of almost 17,000. With such a large population, it is inevitable that car accidents will happen, and it is absolutely vital to know what to do if you are involved in one.
Advice after a car accident in Buckley
- Remember that it is an offence to drive away from the scene of an accident, so you need to stop. It does not matter if the incident involved pedestrians, another vehicle, an animal, buildings, walls or street furniture – you must stop.
- If anyone involved in the accident tries to leave the scene, if anyone is injured or there is an obstruction or risk to other road users, you must phone the police immediately. If you suspect a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or is driving a stolen vehicle, inform the police.
- Switch off all engines and put hazard lights on if possible to warn other road users.
- Do not admit fault or suggest in any way that you were to blame for the accident. This may be used against you if you are making a claim.
- If you hit animals such as cattle, sheep, pigs, dogs or horses, you need to report the incident within 24 hours to the police. Other animals can be reported at your own discretion, but do not leave them suffering or in pain.
- If anyone is injured, even if it appears relatively minor, phone for an ambulance. It is important that you receive medical attention as soon as possible, as this will be noted in your records for a personal injury claim
- Exchange contact and insurance details with other parties involved. If this is not possible at the scene, report it within 24 hours at a police station with your insurance documents.
- Take photos of the scene of the accident, and the names and addresses of any witnesses.
Once the immediate panic has passed, you might be thinking about seeking other advice after a car accident in Buckley in order to compensate you for any injuries you may have sustained in an accident that was not your fault. Accident Advice Helpline have over fifteen years experience in obtaining substantial figures to cover loss of earnings and transport and medical costs, amongst other things.
No win, no fee
All of our solicitors work under a no win, no fee agreement. This basically means that there is nothing to pay to get your claim started and if you do not win, there are no legal fees to worry about. Our superb reputation is guaranteed by none other than the renowned consumer rights champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
Get in touch with us by phoning for free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile for more information and advice after a car accident in Buckley.
Date Published: 6th August 2015
Author: David Brown