When driving through North Tyneside, it is essential to be constantly aware of other road users. It is an unspoken respect between fellow drivers, a courtesy that we all offer, and we all expect in return.
For a safe and careful driver, the idea of being involved in a serious car crash is terrifying. You would be forgiven for assuming that those on the road will be as cautious as you and ensure your safety in the same way that you ensure theirs.
Unfortunately this is not always the case. There are careless, reckless drivers who put the safety of you and other road users at risk. When these people are driving, there is a clear and present danger for other road users.
A car accident can be terrifying
If another driver causes you to be involved in a car accident, it can be a scary, traumatic and incredibly dangerous experience. As a safe driver, you do not deserve to go through this.
Knowing what to do after a car crash can be difficult as well. That is why Accident Advice Helpline are here to provide you with advice after a car accident in North Tyneside. We understand how hard an experience it can be to be injured in a car accident that was not your fault. We know that it is traumatic for you, and for the passengers in your car. If you were driving with your partner or children in the car it can be scarier still.
You deserve to be compensated after such a terrible experience, and Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you.
Advice after a car accident in North Tyneside
There are things you can do following a car crash that can assist with your compensation claim.
The first and most important thing is to ensure nobody in your car and nobody else involved in the crash has suffered severe or life threatening injuries. Obviously if they have, these people must be your priority.
Once you have made sure everyone is safe and the correct emergency services have been called, take photographs of the crash site. You can use a camera or your mobile phone or tablet for this. Take photographs from multiple angles that show the damage done to your vehicle, and any injuries you or your passengers have sustained.
Be sure to get the insurance and contact details of all people involved in the crash. This won’t only help with your compensation claim against those responsible, it will also make it easier to collect witness statements from other drivers that can be used as evidence for your claim.
Make sure you seek medical attention. Even if you feel fine, the shock and trauma of the accident may be masking injuries that require immediate care.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
The final and important thing to do in the aftermath of a car crash is call Accident Advice Helpline from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500.
We offer help, support and advice after a car accident in North Tyneside. Call us today to find out if you can make a no win no fee* claim.
Date Published: 22nd July 2015
Author: David Brown