I have been involved in an accident – what should I do next?
If you have been involved in an accident, your first priority will be your health. Receiving medical attention is vital, as your injuries may not be apparent immediately but could still require urgent attention.
Once you have received medical attention, you should then consider making a claim for personal injury compensation. To be eligible to make a claim, your accident must have been caused by someone else, have resulted in the need for medical attention and have happened within the past three years. If you fulfil this criteria, you will likely have many questions about how to make a claim.
Should I use direct accident lawyers to handle my claim?
If you have conducted initial research, you will know that there are many ways in which you can progress a personal injury claim. However, in order to give your claim the best chances of success, it is a good idea to seek the help of direct accident lawyers; a legal team who you will speak with to represent your case. This may be a local solicitor’s firm, or a team you have found via the internet.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we are a specialist law firm that only handles personal injury claims. Our expert and direct accident lawyers have a wealth of experience in this field of law and they will work hard to get the maximum compensation you deserve.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we ensure that you are represented by the right solicitor for the job. With a large number of lawyers to choose from, we will always have access to the specialist expertise you need.
How do I make a claim?
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline is simple – you can either give us a call on our 24-hour advice line, or get in touch via our website. It may be useful to gather the following information which will support your claim:
- The contact details of any other parties involved (perhaps your employer, or another driver)
- Details of any witnesses
- Your medical report, detailing the extent of your injuries
- Any photographs you were able to take at the accident scene
- Receipts relating to expenses (including medical bills and specialist equipment)
- Details of any loss of earnings
If you do not have this information currently, do not worry. We will guide you at every stage of the way, and all on a no-win, no-fee basis.
To discuss your claim with our direct accident lawyers, dial 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 12th March 2013
Author: David Brown