Should you make a claim for compensation?
Unfortunately, being involved in a road traffic accident can be extremely traumatic. Even witnessing this type of accident can be distressing for people so it’s essential that help is available for everyone that’s been affected.
If you’ve been involved in a car collision in Eastleigh, you’ll want to access medical help quickly. Whilst you may call the emergency services if you’ve been badly hurt, you should still seek medical help even if you don’t think you’ve sustained any injuries.
Internal injuries may not be visible and the shock and adrenaline from the incident may be masking pain so it’s essential that you seek a proper diagnosis from a medical professional. By taking yourself to a hospital, walk-in clinic or your doctor’s surgery, you can ensure that you’ll get the help you need.
You’ll also need to have obtained medical help if you want to make a compensation claim after the accident.
Could you obtain compensation for your injuries?
If you’ve been involved in any type of accident, you’ll need to prove that you weren’t at fault in order to be able to obtain compensation. If another driver was responsible for a collision, for example, you should be able to make a claim for compensation. However, it’s important to remember that it isn’t just drivers who can be liable for road traffic incidents. If another type of road user, such as a pedestrian, cyclist or passenger, was responsible for the accident, you should be able to make a claim against them.
Do you have evidence to support your claim?
In order to successfully obtain compensation, you may need to access evidence to support your claim. Often, this comes in the form of road traffic accident investigation reports, medical records, CCTV footage and witness statements.
Whilst this may seem complicated, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, we may be able to help you to collect the evidence you need when you’re making your claim.
Claim today with Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been injured in a car collision in Eastleigh, you should be entitled to make a compensation claim. If you’d like assistance with your claim, or if you simply want to find out more about how the process works, contact Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Alternatively, take our 30 second test on the Accident Advice Helpline website and find out how much compensation you could be able to obtain for your injuries!
Date Published: 4th November 2015
Author: David Brown