Immediately after a car accident, many people find it difficult to focus on the specific details of the actual event; and this make sense, considering that car accidents are one of the most traumatic experiences a person can have, and being able to remember and recall the events of the crash clearly can take some time.
But it’s important to try to collect as much information as you possibly can about your accident so that, if you decide to look into car accident claims in Braintree, you’ll be able to clearly and concisely describe the circumstances of your accident if and when you’re required to in order to get the compensation you need.
Important information to consider about your car accident
The sequence of events. It may be difficult to remember or recall exactly how the accident played out considering that it may have put a great deal of psychological stress on you, but it’s important that you try to recall as much of it as possible. Where was each car immediately before the accident?
What about immediately afterwards? A good method of establishing what happened is to write down each step, or even draw it as a diagram. This will not only allow you to think more about the order of events, but can also serve as a reference or memory aid later in case some of the details slip your mind over time.
The light and weather conditions at the time of the accident. Many accidents take place in, and sometimes because of, poorly-lit conditions such as dark country roads or unlit streets. Similarly, weather conditions like fog, snow, ice or rain can limit your visibility. What did the road look like immediately prior to the accident?
Could you clearly see the vehicle or obstacle you collided with at the time? Were yours or any other drivers’ headlights or rear lights visible, and to what degree?
The speed and direction of the vehicles involved. It might be hard to establish an exact speed at which other vehicles were driving, but a rough estimate could help work out who may have been responsible for the accident. Knowing the direction of travel will also make it easier to work out the sequence of events, above.
By considering these and other factors such as the conditions of the road, damage to vehicles and even markings on the road, you may get a clearer picture of the accident if you choose to pursue car accident claims in Braintree.
Taking the next step and looking into car accident claims in Braintree
If you think you might be able to claim compensation, you can take our 30-second test online to get a free estimate of how much you might be able to win from a successful claim.
You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on our 24/7 advice phoneline on 0800 689 0500 (if you’re calling from a landline), or 0333 500 0993 (from your mobile) to talk to us about car accident claims in Braintree today.