When someone’s been in an accident, they have a lot of things on their mind. They’ve been injured, they will probably have to take time off from work, and their car may be wrecked. When someone has a lot on their mind, one of the things that they do is make a lot of mistakes. One of these mistakes is they don’t think about calling a compensation helpline. Below are some mistakes that you may make if you have a bad accident.
Not getting a solicitor through a compensation helpline if you have an injury
One of the first things that you should do if you have a non-fault car accident is to get a solicitor if you’ve been injured. Having the right solicitor will be helpful for protecting your rights. Many solicitors are going to offer free consultations, so that you’re able to speak with them regarding your accident and also have a good idea whether or not they are going to be able to assist you. Even if you find out that you don’t have a case, at least you consulted with a solicitor and you know.
Not collecting evidence
If there were witnesses to your accident, one of the first things that you should do is get their information so that you can ask them about what they saw. If you get a solicitor, your solicitor will also want the information about the witnesses. It’s also a good idea to take pictures at the scene of the accident. All this evidence can help you with your compensation claim. You never know what kind of evidence can make a difference if you make a compensation claim for your injuries. It’s better to have the evidence and never use it, than to need it and not have it.
Not getting medical care
If you have been injured in the car accident, is also very important for you to get medical care. Even if you don’t think that you have been injured, being checked out is a good idea since it can help you with your claim later. The truth is, except for really obvious injuries, most people don’t know that they have been injured from a car accident until later or even the next day. Going to the doctor quickly after an accident will help your claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline for an expert compensation helpline
If you have decided that you want to call a compensation helpline, why not call Accident Advice Helpline? We have professional solicitors that we work with, and we will be happy to set you up with one of them. The phone call is free and you’re under no obligation to use our services. Just call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 to connect with us today.
Date Published: 28th August 2013