The minutes and hours immediately following a Bradford car crash can be absolutely crucial to the success of a later personal injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline has received many phone calls from people who have been injured in a Bradford car crash that was not their own fault. They call Accident Advice Helpline because they know that they are highly experienced in helping people with road accident claims and will be able to allocate just the right lawyer for the job.
Others call them because they are re-assured that Accident Advice Helpline are endorsed by Esther Rantzen – the TV personality and consumer affairs guru. Here are the top 5 tips for what you should do after a Bradford car crash.
Top 5 tips for what you should do after a Bradford car crash
- The priority after a Bradford car crash is the same as after any car crash – ensure that no-one is in danger of being hurt by passing traffic and summon medical help for everyone that needs it.
- You will not be able to make a personal injury claim if you do not have the details of the person who caused the car crash. If you are too badly injured to collect this information yourself then someone else should do it for you. You will need their name, address, contact number and registration number of their vehicle. If they have their insurance details then this would be very useful as well.
- Try and get the details of anyone who saw the accident happen – they will be asked to provide a witness statement at a later date. Your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer will use this information to help to prove who was at fault for your accident. This is usually the first stage of a personal injury claim.
- Photographs of the accident scene have proven very useful in some personal injury claims following a Bradford car crash but should only be taken if it is safe and appropriate to do so. These days most of us have a camera in our mobile phones and so the necessary equipment will always be at hand.
- Get some medical attention for your injuries. If they are not severe enough for you to have to go straight to the Accident and Emergency Department at the hospital then you should visit your family doctor as soon as you can. Some conditions, such as whiplash, may not start to cause you problems until several hours after the crash or possibly even the next day. Contact your doctor as soon as the symptoms start – your medical notes will provide some written evidence that you were hurt in the car crash and will help your claim as it progresses.
For free, no-obligation advice about making a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline free of charge on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.