Auto accident advice
All road users have a responsibility to obey the law and take care whilst driving. Failure to do so can amount to a breach of the duty of care, which is also known as negligence. If someone else’s negligence has caused you to experience an auto accident, the law may allow you to make a claim for compensation.
Reporting your accident
If you were hurt in a car accident, you must inform the police as soon as possible. They will file a report, which will be of importance in any compensation claim proceedings that follow.
Keeping a record of the details of your accident
It is important to record the details of your accident, including the negligent party’s details, the contact details of any witnesses and photographs of the vehicles involved. You should establish whether the negligent party has taken out valid auto insurance, as your compensation claim will be made against their insurance policy. If they lack insurance, you may be able to claim against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
Seeking medical attention
If you were injured as a result of the auto accident, you must seek medical attention, even if you feel perfectly fine. Any injuries you have sustained will be documented in your medical records, which will provide you with proof of your injuries should you decide to make a compensation claim.
Obtaining auto accident advice from a trained solicitor
The next step is to obtain expert auto accident advice at the earliest opportunity. In every case, you will require sound medical evidence and must be able to demonstrate that the person you are claiming against not only owed you a duty of care, but also breached their duty of care and that your injuries directly resulted from their negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury lawyers have extensive experience of claiming compensation for personal injuries and they can provide you with the detailed auto accident advice you desire. They have successfully pursued countless auto accident compensation claims on a 100% no win, no fee basis and work tirelessly to obtain the maximum compensation available, whether they are handling low impact or serious auto accidents.
To request help with making a claim, call our Freephone helpline at any time and discuss your case in confidence on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, take our 30-second test and receive an instant estimate as to the value of your claim.
Date Published: 30th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell