Driver accident claims
Driver accident claims can be made following an accident by the driver who was not responsible for the accident. Most driver accident claims are straightforward, as compensation is paid by the insurance company of the driver who was responsible for the accident. Issues arise when the insurance company offers a small amount of compensation initially for an injury. They also occur when the driver responsible for the accident did not give the correct details to the person who was not to blame for the accident. Also some drivers behave irresponsibly (as well as illegally) and do not have insurance. Under these circumstances you could contact an accident solicitor for help and you can be advised by Accident Advice Helpline about any query you have regarding driver accident claims or any other claims you may have.
What to do after an accident
First of all you should check to see if anyone is injured and if they are, call the police and ambulance service. If you were not responsible for the accident don’t apologise. It is natural for some people to say I’m sorry, but you should not do this after a road accident.
You should take the contact details of the other driver and any witnesses to the accident, names, addresses and phone numbers. You should ask the driver of the other car if they are its owner and if they are not, take down the name of him/her and their contact details. If a driver leaves the accident scene without leaving his or her details, call the police on 999.
Make a note of the vehicle registration number, make, model and colour of the car and the time and date of the crash. Take photos with your mobile phone which will help support the driver accident claims. You should also make a note of weather conditions and the quality of the lighting – both natural and street lighting. If the road surface is uneven then make a note of it. Also make a list of the damage caused to both vehicles and if there are any injuries note them.
Driver accident claims
Driver accident claims can usually be settled by the insurance company of the driver who was responsible for the accident. If the driver was uninsured, or did not stop at the scene of the accident (which is illegal) then there are still ways of tracing the person responsible. If you need expert legal advice about driver accident claims then you could contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in personal injury compensation claims. We can give you advice wherever you live in the UK about any personal injury compensation claim, as we deal with all types of these, not only driver accident claims.
Call us for expert advice about any possible claim on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 on a mobile. You can call us at any time of day or night every day of the year.
Date Published: 21st July 2013