Dartford is a busy place, with plenty of A-roads and residential streets. People work in the town, but plenty of its residents commute to London. Ebbsfleet International railway station is also close by. All these factors mean that car accident compensation claims in Dartford are sometimes made.
Have you had a car accident?
If you’ve been in a road traffic accident, it’s important that you take care of a few things straight away.
- Stay at the scene. Don’t go anywhere, because you will need to exchange contact details, and the name of your insurance company, with the other driver.
- Inform the police. If there have been any injuries, or any property has been damaged, the police need to be notified as soon as possible.
- Gather witnesses’ details. Car accidents may be seen by passers-by or residents looking through their windows. If someone has seen what happened, their account could be valuable. Ask them for their name and contact details.
- Get medical attention. Even if you’re not badly hurt, go and see a doctor as soon as possible.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
Doing all this means that you’re fulfilling your legal obligations, and gathering useful information for your car insurance claim. It is also helpful for those drivers who wish to pursue car accident compensation claims in Dartford.
You can start your compensation claim if your accident was caused by the other driver, and it happened during the last three years. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an advisor, who will take down all the relevant details about your incident.
We can be reached on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and our lines are open 24/7.
The processes involved in car accident compensation claims in Dartford
If you qualify to claim and wish to proceed, a lot of things will happen. There will be a considerable amount of paperwork, as well as liaison with relevant bodies, such as insurance companies.
Most of this work can be done on your behalf by your no win no fee solicitor, though, which means that you can recover from your injuries, secure in the knowledge that things are progressing.
You could also be asked to attend an additional medical assessment. We know that you will have already seen a doctor, or perhaps several doctors, and we wouldn’t wish to put you through any unnecessary strain, but this extra assessment may be required. However, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll have to attend court.
Call us now for more information about claiming compensation.
Date Published: 24th March 2015
Author: David Brown