Any time you are in your car, you will be doing everything in your power to avoid Chiltern road traffic accidents in the first place. However, sometimes accidents happen due to factors outside of your control, such as bad weather, or the negligence of other drivers, meaning that any time you are on the road, there is always a small risk of you getting into an accident.
How to get to safety after Chiltern road traffic accidents
If you do get into any Chiltern road traffic accidents, there are a few things you can do to make the accident a little safer for you and your passengers and ensure that you all get to safety with as little damage as possible:
- Pull over. As soon as you are involved in an accident, you need to stop the car. However, stopping dead in the road puts you in the path of other vehicles and this could make the accident worse, pull other drivers into your accident or even lead to you being injured or killed. Move your car as far over to the side of the road as possible.
- Get out of the car. If you are not able to move the car out of the path of traffic, get yourself and any passengers out of the car right away and move yourselves as far away from the scene as possible so that you are not in danger. Even if you have pulled over, it may still be safer to get out of the car.
- Call the emergency services. Even if it doesn’t look like the damage is too bad, you should be checked over by paramedics, and will need to inform police about the accident. The police can also help to soothe tensions between drivers after an accident.
Personal injury claims for road traffic accidents
You should be able to make a claim for compensation, if you are involved in Chiltern road traffic accidents which are the fault of someone else. Making a compensation claim can help you to pay for medical bills and help around the house whilst you are recovering, as well as offering you a sense of closure which helps to put road traffic accidents behind you.
Call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about the claims process, and decide whether or not you have a good enough case for a successful claim. If you do, then the helpline will work with you and on your behalf to make a claim. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and as long as the accident happened within the last three years the team will be able to help you start building your case.
Date Published: 11th August 2014
Author: David Brown