If you believe that only drivers can make personal injury claims after an accident on the road then, you’re not alone. Many are of the opinion that it’s only those in charge of a vehicle who are eligible to make a claim for compensation if they’re injured on the roads, when in fact it’s literally anyone who sustains an injury. If you are thinking of claiming after a road accident in Tendring, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert help and advice.
Passengers in the car (either the offending vehicle or the innocent party in the incident), cyclists, motorcyclists and even pedestrians can make a claim if the accident is not their fault.
Over the years, a lot of the road accident claims have been made by passengers who have sustained injuries like whiplash or broken bones as a result of the actions of other road users.
Accidents happen, as we’re taught at a young age, but out on the road they can be a lot more costly. One mistake behind the wheel of a car could change the lives of those affected by the accident in an instant.
All of a sudden, people travelling to work in a morning or looking forward to a weekend away could be left with injuries that leave them needing urgent medical attention and a stay in hospital as opposed to a nice hotel.
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in any kind of road traffic accident, there are a number of things you need to do. The first of which is to contact the police (and ambulance if you’re able to do so). With each accident that happens on the road in the UK the police need to attend in order to make an incident report and, if necessary, to divert traffic or close the road.
Next you need to make sure that you collect as much information as possible about the accident. The time and date, weather conditions, a rough location, estimated speeds involved and then the obvious details like registration plates and names of witnesses will all be useful when it comes to giving a statement to the police or making a compensation claim.
Claiming after a road accident in Tendring with Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help with claiming after a road accident in Tendring, call or text us at Accident Advice Helpline now. Our phone lines will be open as always, although you may need to leave us a message so that we can call you back.
Call us from a landline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500. To phone on a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993.
If you send us the text message “claim365” to 88010, we will call you to find out how we can help with the claims’ process.
Call or text us at Accidnet Advice Helpline now for expert claims’ advice.