Not everyone who is involved in a car accident is injured. Receiving an injury or not makes a huge difference to the way in which things are handled following the accident, and to whether Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a compensation claim.
Finding out who in the car accident is injured
One vital task following a road traffic accident is to find out who in the car accident is injured and who is not. It is up to the uninjured people to help those who are injured and summon whatever medical attention they need. Someone may need to direct traffic away from the accident scene to make sure that further injuries do not arise, and someone else may need to collect contact details for the witnesses and possibly take a few photographs, all of which will be very useful in any future personal injury claims.
Once you have established who in the car accident is injured, then you may want to take another think about yourself. Do not assume that all injuries will become apparent at the crash scene; some injuries, like whiplash, do not become apparent until the day after.
What do the injured people do now?
All those who have been injured in the car accident may be entitled to make personal injury claims, so long as they were not the ones who caused the accident. The easy way to get this process started is to contact Accident Advice Helpline on our 24/7 hotline.
Start off by outlining the details of the accident and let us take it from there. We will explain how the personal injury business works and will tell you what happens next. If we think that you have grounds upon which to make a claim, then we will allocate you a personal injury lawyer who is an expert in car accident injuries. The claims process is very simple.
Your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer will set out to prove that a person was responsible for the accident – in other words, that they were at fault. You will be making your claim from them. They will then negotiate a sum in compensation – this is an amount of money for the injury itself and any money you have lost as a result of your injury.
What if I am not injured?
It is true that not everyone who is involved in a car accident is injured, but some people may develop injuries the next day. Whiplash often starts with a stiff neck and pain the day after the accident. You may still have the right to make a personal injury claim for your whiplash, so give Accident Advice Helpline a call and discuss your case with them.