Would you benefit from auto accidents explained?
Cars are the centre of many people’s lives and an essential part of our day-to-day life. As a consequence, a high number of people are involved in auto accidents every year. Thankfully, our cars are keeping us safer with advanced technology, but repairs are often needed and people involved in auto accidents should seek medical assessment and pursue treatment and rest. All of these things cost money. Take our 30-second test to see if you can make a claim for compensation after you have been involved in auto accidents.
What happens after auto accidents
Victims of auto accidents should get as much evidence as they can. Doing this will help with compensation claims after auto accidents and assist in getting the best attainable outcome at a later date. It’s a good idea for you to have a pen, paper and disposable camera in your vehicle to help you to make a note of the accident details. Making a note of everything that happened at the scene is going to help with your claim.
Information needed to make a claim; auto accidents explained
- Time and date of the accident;
- Names, addresses and telephone numbers of drivers, passengers and pedestrians involved. If a party is driving within the course of his employment, take both the driver’s and the employer’s details. It may be worth noting a description of the driver, too;
- Vehicle details, including make, model, registration number, colour, any modifications and the number of passengers in each vehicle;
- Insurance details for the driver of the other vehicle;
- Whether the parties were using headlights and/or indicator lights;
- The weather, visibility and lighting conditions, including street lighting;
- Name, “collar number” and force details of any police officer attending and other emergency services details if appropriate;
- Identify the damage to each vehicle involved;
- Identify any injuries to persons involved;
- If you have a camera, take some photographs of the accident scene;
- A full description of what happened, including sketches of the vehicles’ positioning;
- Estimated speed of the vehicles involved;
- The type of road on which the accident occurred; and
- A description of the scene of the accident, including any relevant road markings, signals and obstructions. For example, “skip outside property at road junction.”
If you are having problems getting information at the scene so that you can claim for car accident repair, it is worth knowing that it is an offence to refuse to give details to the other driver following an accident if there has been injury or property damage. Inform your insurance company of the accident as soon as possible. The company may refuse to insure you if you have not notified them of the accident within the time period in the policy.
Accident Advice Helpline have experienced staff on hand to help you through the process, so give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 and get your compensation claim moving today.
Date Published: 16th May 2013