The Bristol car crash guide is a three-point survival plan which will make the period following a car crash in the Bristol area a lot more bearable. It cannot help with the pain of your injuries – only a medical expert can do that – but it can help with the legal and financial hassle. Accident Advice Helpline are the legal firm at the centre of the Bristol car crash survival plan.
Bristol car crash survival plan – step one
Do not leave the scene before you have collected some vital details. This does not have to be time consuming – just make sure that you have the contact details and vehicle registration of the person who caused the accident. Then you could take some photographs of the area, if it is appropriate and safe for you to do so.
At this stage, it is also very important to keep calm. Of course you may feel shocked and angry that someone else’s inappropriate driving has caused you to have an injury, but ranting and raving about it is not going to help at all! Remain focussed on the details that you need to collect.
If anyone saw the accident take place, make sure that you make a note of their contact details as well – they may be able to help you prove your case at a later date.
Bristol car crash survival plan – step two
Get some medical attention. It is always the best plan to get some medical attention for your injuries after an accident, in order to make sure that you are treating them in the most appropriate way and that you get all the investigations that you need.
Medical attention is a broad term – it covers being taken in an ambulance to your local accident and emergency department, as well as going to see your family doctor the day after the accident because you think you may have whiplash. Your doctor will take notes at the time of your consultation, and these will become evidence of your injury as your claim progresses.
Bristol car crash survival plan – step three
Call Accident Advice Helpline, which you can do at any time of day or night on any day of the week. You can discuss the details of your Bristol car crash with one of our friendly, professional advisers. They will not bombard you with legal jargon – instead they will discuss your options in plain language. They will even help you to take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test, which will indicate if you have a claim that is likely to be successful and will give you an idea of how much compensation you will get if you win.
To discuss your accident in more detail with one of our expert advisers dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.