What to do when making a car accident claim involving minors
A car accident of any type can be a traumatic experience to undergo, but the situation can be made that much worse when your children are in the car.
Being involved in an accident as a family can be frightening at the time, and can leave you and your loved ones facing any number of substantial injuries. These can range in severity, from common injuries like whiplash, broken bones and lacerations, through to more serious injuries including head injuries, spinal cord injuries and more.
If you have been injured with your children in the car, you could be able to make a compensation claim and recover money in damages for the injuries you have sustained as a family. Provided your children are under the age of eighteen, and the accident took place within the past three years, you could be within your rights to make a claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we are highly skilled when it comes to handling car accident claims in Craven. We are able to process claims involving minors, and have a team of solicitors standing by that can help. As long as you were in no way at fault for the accident, and can prove that the negligence of another driver caused it, you could stand an excellent chance of receiving a payout. To better your chances still, make sure you do the following after an accident:
Report the accident
It is important to always report car accidents, even minor ones, to the police. If you have been in a serious accident, you can call 999, while less serious accidents can be reported to the non-emergency line, 101. In either instance, a full accident report should be filled out, detailing who was the responsible driver. This document can prove vital in supporting your claim for compensation.
Seek medical attention
It is of course important to ensure a medical professional tends to your injuries quickly. Not only will this help to reduce the lasting impact of the injuries and with managing the pain, but the proof of injury and medical notes as compiled by your GP can also be used to strengthen your compensation claim.
Find out about making a car accident claim in Craven
When you and your loved ones are injured, you need reliable advice from experts you can trust.
Accident Advice Helpline has over fourteen years of experience handling car accident claims in Craven successfully, and we will strive to ensure you are awarded the full amount from the negligent driver responsible for your pain and suffering. Because we are a 100% no win, no fee* law firm, there is no need to worry about paying anything upfront to get started, either. Find out more by calling our helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown