When a Dorset accident occurs, most people are simply concerned with getting medical help straightaway. If the Dorset accident is particularly serious, you may phone the emergency services for assistance and they could begin treating you at the scene if necessary.
If the Dorset accident appears to be less serious, you may be able to make your own way to your local accident and emergency department or you may simply try to visit your local doctor within the days following the Dorset accident.
However you decide to access medical treatment, it’s likely that this will be your first priority. Although obtaining medical help for those involved is obviously of paramount importance, there may be other things to think about as well.
Claim compensation for your Dorset accident
If the Dorset accident wasn’t your fault, you may want to collect as much evidence as possible in case you decide to make a compensation claim later. For example, if you feel up to it, you may want to take photographs at the scene of the incident as this can help to prove what happened at a later day.
Some people even find that it’s helpful to photograph their injuries in case such evidence is needed when it comes to making a claim. Although this type of evidence can be useful if you plan to make a claim for a Dorset accident, don’t worry if you weren’t able to obtain it. If you were very badly injured, unconscious or even in shock, you may have felt unable to obtain such evidence at the time of the incident or in the days afterwards. If you do decide to make a claim, your medical records should provide enough evidence to confirm what type of injuries you sustained so, whilst photographic evidence can help your claim, if you don’t have pictures of the incident, it won’t necessarily prevent you from making a claim.
If you feel able to, you may want to write your own account of what happened whilst the Dorset accident is still fresh in your memory. This can help you to recall the incident when you need to give details to your personal injury lawyers.
Let us help you
If you’ve suffered a Dorset accident but you’re still unsure about making a claim, we may be able to help. At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that suffering a Dorset accident can be traumatic and that you may feel unable to cope with making a claim straightaway. In order to ensure that you can access help whenever you need it, our staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can always contact us when you need to.
In addition to this, we’ll even provide free no obligation advice so you’ll be able to find out anything you need to know completely free of charge. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more.
Date Published: 22nd June 2014