How to stay calm after road traffic accidents
It is critical that you remain calm after you have been involved in Connah’s Quay road traffic accidents, even though the situation will have been frightening and traumatic. After Connah’s Quay road traffic accidents there are plenty of things to sort out, not least calling the emergency services and checking that everyone is ok.
You cannot lose your head during this time as otherwise you are useless to anyone that needs help, and may not notice things which you need to be aware of for your own safety. Once you have got to safety then you will be able to react to what has just happened.
- Stop the car. Pull over, or away from the scene a little so that you aren’t worried about any further damage caused at the scene pulling you and your car in. If the accident looks likely to cause further accidents with other speeding cars, you may want to get your car far away from the scene.
- Get out and wait. You may want to get out of your car to feel a little safer and this is fine if you are far away from the scene and unlikely to be hit by anything. Just standing on solid ground and getting some fresh air can help you to relax.
- Talk to other people. If you were travelling with other people then you should talk to them and see if they are OK or need any immediate help. If you are on your own then talk to other people around the scene, to ask what they saw and if help is on the way.
- Sit down and assess your own injuries. Instead of letting things overwhelm you, take care of your own health first. Sit down and think about your whole body, to work out what hurts and what doesn’t. This way you can tell paramedics what they need to deal with as soon as they reach you.
Claiming for Connah’s Quay road traffic accidents
Once you are safe after Connah’s Quay road traffic accidents and can sit down and think about what has happened, think about whether or not the accident was your fault. If it wasn’t, then you may be able to claim compensation for any injuries you have sustained, and the damage to your car. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss the possibility of making a claim with our team.
Our team can talk you through the claims process, and help you to decide whether or not you have a strong case for a successful claim. If you do, then experienced injury lawyers can work with you on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. This should make the process easier on you, and mean that you shouldn’t have to face the other driver in court.
Date Published: 12th August 2014
Author: David Brown