If you are thinking about claiming after a car crash in North Tyneside then there are certain things that you are going to need to do if your claim is going to be a success. There are certain steps that you ought to take immediately following your accident to make sure that you have the best chance of making a claim, and also getting the maximum amount of compensation that might be due to you.
Thing you need to when claiming after a car crash in North Tyneside
The first thing you need to do after an accident is report it to the relevant people or authorities. If you have been involved in a car accident then you should contact the Police. Legally speaking they should be informed if anyone has been injured as a result of a collision. If your accident happened at work then you should tell your employer, manager or the first aider on site. Equally, if your accident occurred in a public place inform a member of staff or whoever is in charge.
This is important because without reporting the incident to the person in charge they will not be aware that something has happened. If they are not aware then there is not likely to be a record of it and this will prove problematic if you do later decide to make a claim. The best claims are those with as much evidence to support them as possible.
Once you have reported the incident you need to make sure that you seek medical attention. Some people feel that this is a waste of time as they know their injuries will simply heal in time; however, if you want to make a claim for compensation at a later date you will need independent proof of the injuries you sustained. Your medical records will provide this, but they can only be of benefit if there is something recorded in them. You therefore need to attend hospital or see your GP to get the best advice moving forward.
Following the accident you should keep detailed records of all the impacts your accident and injuries have had on you. This may be time off work, trouble sleeping, and inability to keep up with your gym routine – anything. Document this and your solicitor will be able to use it as part of your claim.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline
The final thing you ought to do is phone 0800 689 0500. Alternatively you can dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to the team at Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 19th August 2015
Author: David Brown