On a long enough time scale there is a good chance that we will all be involved in some form of road traffic accident at some point during our time on the road.
All road users, whether they are the drivers of cars, vans, lorries, buses, motorcycles or even bicycles have a duty of care to other road users to drive safely and responsibly therefore minimising the risk of accident. Unfortunately though sometimes it doesn’t matter how safe you are a road traffic accident can still occur. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident within the last three years you might want to think about making a compensation claim in Tettenhall Wood.
The emergency services
When most of us think about the Emergency Services (Police, Fire Department and Ambulances) we tend to think of them rushing to the scene of an emergency, ready to dispense help to the victims of whatever tragedy or misfortune has occurred.
Sometimes, and indeed on rare occasions, during this rush to get the scene a further accident may occur. We understand that due to the very nature of their work these vehicles have to travel at speeds in excess of the speed limits on our roads, and they often have to ignore traffic lights and other signals to give way. As another unsuspecting road users caught up in the drama and chaos you might find yourself in a road traffic accident, for example, a collision, with an emergency services vehicle.
If this road traffic accident results in injury to yourself or any other passengers in your vehicle, you might want to start a compensation claim in Tettenhall Wood.
Making a compensation claim in Tettenhall Wood
In order to make a compensation claim in Tettenhall Wood we firstly need to establish that:
- The accident occurred within the last three years (this is the general guideline stipulated for starting a compensation claim in Tettenhall Wood).
- The accident was not your fault (and equally discovering liability for the accident).
- You sustained injuries of some sort (these could be temporary such as whiplash, or more permanent including amputation).
The chances of making a successful compensation claim in Tettenhall Wood are significantly helped if you have been able to take the names and contact details of any witnesses to the road traffic accident who could attest that the fault of the accident lay with the emergency services driver, or another third party if appropriate.
If it is safe to do so it is also exceptionally useful to have photographs of the scene of the accident to help record the location, and the positioning of all people and vehicles involved. If it is not possible to take photographs then sketches of the scene after the event are also equally helpful.
You should also report the incident to the police if someone hasn’t already done so they can ensure the scene is safe and can help arrange medical attention for those who might need it.
For more information contact Accident Advice Helpline today and we will help you make your compensation claim. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 now.
Date Published: 4th September 2013
Author: David Brown