Avoid arguments after road traffic accidents
If you are involved in any Cornwall road traffic accidents the last thing you want to do is get into an argument with the other driver at the side of the road. Cornwall road traffic accidents are upsetting enough, and there is enough to deal with afterwards, to start an argument.
For the most part, there is nothing you will solve with an argument anyway. If you both feel that the accident was the fault of the other person, this won’t be decided until an investigation has been done, and arguing about it won’t help the situation to resolve any easier. If you want to get away from having an argument following any Cornwall road traffic accidents, here are some tips to avoid it.
- Approach with your information first. You will need to get the other driver’s personal and insurance information from them at the scene, whoever was to blame for the accident. If they were to blame though, and know it, they may not want to give this information to you. Offer them your information first, and hope that they will reciprocate.
- Don’t blame. Even if you know that the other driver’s reckless driving was to blame for your accident, don’t place any blame there at the scene. You can still make a case against them later, and the police will work with you to find out who was to blame anyway.
- Don’t take the blame. If you admit that you were at fault for the accident you may end up having to pay out on insurance and compensation claims even if it turns out that the accident was not your fault. Taking the blame also gives the other driver a reason to go on the attack.
Cornwall road traffic accidents claims
If it is proved that your accident was caused by the other driver, and there is evidence to back this up, then you may want to consider making a compensation claim against them. It is up to you whether you want to do this or not. Some people will as the money comes in useful after any serious accident, helping to pay for medical care and time off work.
However, the process can be long and stressful and if you are dealing with your recovery at the time then you may not want to get involved in it. In this case, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about the claims process, and how the team can process your claim on your behalf so that you don’t need to be too involved, and shouldn’t even have to go to court. If you then decide to proceed with a claim, you can wait up to 3 years to get started.