Following a car accident, that was not your fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for your injuries and suffering. Of course, it does not matter if you were driving, a passenger or if you were walking along the pavement minding your own business.
If the accident was not your fault, you have every right to pursue a claim. However, the faster you do certain things, and even if you do them at all, can have a direct impact on the outcome of your claim.
After the accident, if you are able to, there are certain things that you need to do before making a car accident compensation claim in Richmondshire.
Making a car accident compensation claim in Richmondshire
The very first thing that you should do, if you or anybody has been injured, is call the police. This is always a good idea, if only to get an official and accurate report of what happened. Some people neglect this step, feeling that if the damage was only minor, and you basically felt ok then why bother the police?
The police want to be bothered, regardless of how minor you think the damage may be. Also, you will be able to obtain a copy of their report for later, and this can be used as evidence in your case.
Later, you need to visit your doctor and make sure that you are given a proper look over. This is important as it establishes your injuries, and gets them on record for your lawyer to use as a part of your claim. Even if you feel able to put this off until later, you should get it done as soon as you can.
The next things is to collate all of your paperwork, such as doctors notes, police reports, bus tickets, car parking stickers, prescriptions. All of these things will help your case, and help decide how much you should be awarded if your case is successful.
Your final step is contacting a lawyer to make your car accident compensation claim in Richmondshire – and that’s where we come in.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
Our telephone lines are open right around the clock, and every single day of the year – without fail. Not only that, but our lawyers all work on a no win no fee* basis – and can do it from anywhere in the country, such is the flexibility of a national law firm.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500, or if calling from a mobile it is 0333 500 0993
Date Published: 12th May 2015
Author: David Brown