Due to the sheer number of cars on the roads today, traffic accidents are extremely common. Being aware of what to do if you are involved in a car accident is very important.
Accident Advice Helpline have vast experience in dealing with car crash injury claims, and many of our customers ask us if they have done the right thing at the scene of the accident.
Tips for making a Car Crash Injury claim
To help others who have been involved in a road traffic accident, we have put together a few points as a guide.
These points assume that you are still mobile immediately following the accident, and any injuries are not severe.
- Check for any obvious car crash injury to yourself and others in your vehicle, and if you are able, call the emergency services. You will need to let them know the basic details of the accident, such as location, how many cars are involved, and if anyone appears to be injured.
- If possible, obtain the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the accident. If you decide to make a car crash injury claim for compensation at a later stage, these witnesses will be able to corroborate your version of events, and support your case.
- Take photographs of the accident scene, the road conditions, and other cars involved. Photos of damage to yours and other vehicles, in addition to any problems on the road that may have caused the accident, will be very useful in deciding who is to blame. This could expedite any car crash injury claim you may wish to make in the future.
- Speak to the police officers at the scene and let them know how you think the accident happened. It would also be helpful to obtain the officers’ details in case you remember any more information at a later stage.
- Swap insurance details with any other drivers involved in the accident, and make a note of the make, model and registration number of their cars.
If you can do any or all of these things immediately following the accident, and you go on to claim compensation, it will considerably help your case. We understand that being involved in a car accident is shocking and traumatic, so you may not remember all of this advice, but even if you are only able to make a written note of what happened, this can assist a car crash injury claim.
If you have been involved in a road accident that was not your fault within the last 3 years, and have received medical attention for your injuries, give us a call to find out whether you can make a car crash injury claim.
Claiming compensation for your injuries will help you move on from your accident, and get justice for a traumatic event that was not your fault.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th November 2012