Have you been involved in a car accident?
If so, there are certain steps that need to be taken and you need to know what they are. From the smallest prang to the largest motorway pile-up, drivers and passengers can be hurt. When this happens, it is vital to know what to do.
One piece of useful advice after a car accident in Hackney is that no one should admit responsibility, because once someone has done this, everything can be attributed to their actions or inaction.
However, there are also times when it is clear that the accident was not your fault. Not only is your vehicle damaged, but you are hurt too.
Seek medical help
Anything from ‘mild’ whiplash to serious injuries with life-long implications can result from a car accident. Britain has one of the best road safety records in Europe and, coupled with the fact that modern cars are equipped with all kinds of safety features and accessories, the death rate on our roads has fallen dramatically over recent decades.
However, injuries can still result and, if you have been caught up in a car accident or any kind of road traffic collision, always seek medical help. Don’t forget that when something traumatic happens, we produce adrenaline, which masks the effects of some injuries. You may not notice some injuries until later on.
When was your accident?
If you are looking to make a claim for compensation, you need to be aware of the three-year deadline that is applied to cases. Many people, before they seek advice after a car accident in Hackney, assume that this starts from the moment they have the accident. However, its true definition is a little different.
Anyone seeking to claim compensation have three years from the time it can be reasonably assumed your injuries were caused by the accident. In most cases, this will be from the date of the accident but in others, this could be from a later date.
Get the right advice after a car accident in Hackney
If you have been hurt in a road traffic collision of any kind, you need to seek medical help for your injuries in the first instance. When you have done this, you should take some time to think through the possibility of claiming compensation.
You need the right information and the most relevant advice to your case. You need the legal expertise and knowledge of Accident Advice Helpline. Call us at a time that suits you on 0800 689 0500 from a landliene or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th August 2015
Author: David Brown