When you have been in a car accident, there are many things that are going to go through your mind. But the way that you act and the things that you do after your car accident can make a big difference in what happens if you make a claim. So below are some pieces of advice that you can use to help you have a better result if you were to make a claim after your car accident.
Car accident claim advice 1 – Stay there
If you were in an accident, you shouldn’t drive away. You should be sure that the vehicle’s secure and safe. If you’re in the middle of the street, pull over. If the accident’s somewhat serious or someone’s injured, it’s a good idea to get the police involved by calling them. After it’s safe be sure that the details are exchanged. Provide your name, contact details, insurer name, and address. Also get their information too. You also should get their car information. You should also get information from the witnesses.
Car accident claim advice 2 – Take pictures
If you’ve got a phone with a camera on it or a camera with you, take some pictures of the scene and include lots of angles so that you can provide proof. You also should take pictures of the damage to your car and the other person’s car. Also include the things like the time of day and the incident’s date, and conditions of the weather, and the precise address where the accident happened.
Car accident claim advice 3 – Report the accident
Report your accident to the insurer quickly, even when you don’t want to make any claim. It may be that you are going to be asked for the details on the phone or there may be a form that the insurer will send you. It’s also possible with some of the insurers to claim online. Maybe the car was stolen or vandalized or you think the accident had been unlawful, such as with a suspected drunk driver or speeding.
Car accident claim advice 4 – Is making a claim a good idea?
When you claim on the insurance, remember that you might have to pay something called an excess, especially if the accident was partially or entirely your fault. This is the money that you have to pay in order to make your claim. You may be able to find out what you’ll need to pay through your policy or through contacting the insurer.
Car accident claim advice 5 – Find a solicitor
If you have been in an accident and you are injured, you should find a solicitor to help you with your case. They can help you and they are going to give you a better chance of winning your case.
If you want a solicitor for your car accident claim call Accident Advice Helpline. We have many expert solicitors working for us and waiting to take your case. You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss things in more detail.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Brown