What to do after you have had a car accident
If you have been involved in an accident, you may be left reeling from the shock of the situation.
However, it is important to take the right steps following an accident to make sure you have the best chances of making a successful compensation claim. Even if you may not initially be concerned about making a claim, you could change your mind later. You have up to three years from the date of the accident in which you can make a claim under UK law, so it is important to take all the relevant steps at the time of the collision, as these could prove pivotal to your case later on.
When it comes to bettering the chances of a car accident claim in Ealing resulting in a compensation payout, there are many things you can do:
Always report the accident
If you have been involved in a collision, no matter how minor or moderate, make sure you report it. The police report can contain important details about who was to blame for the collision, which can prove important in supporting the fact that you were not at fault for the accident.
Get medical attention
No matter how minor your injuries, it is important to seek prompt medical attention. In many cases, the symptoms of an injury can take a while to onset, as your body may still be in shock following the accident. A prime example of this is whiplash, which can take hours to manifest. Being able to provide a medical report that shows you sought medical attention immediately will be helpful for proving you were genuinely injured.
Gather evidence from the accident scene for your car accident claim in Ealing
If you have been involved in an accident, make sure you gather as much evidence to support your claim. Some of the best evidence when it comes to car accident claims in Ealing are photographs. This can be gathered using your own camera phone, or even images taken by a witness. CCTV and speed camera images can also be helpful, as can videos taken by bystanders.
An Accident Advice Helpline claims adviser will analyse the information found in order to determine how much you could be owed in compensation. We take great pride in offering honest analyses, taking into consideration all factors, to give you an honest estimate of what your claim could be worth. In many cases, you could be awarded thousands of pounds in a settlement from the negligent driver responsible for your accident.
Want to know more about making a car accident claim in Ealing? Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown