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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Driving Accident

    Driving Accident

    Driving Accident

    We at Accident Advice Helpline like to think that we offer an excellent service to all our customers. Our website contains a wealth of information about making a claim for compensation, in addition to heartfelt testimonials from many satisfied customers, but many people who have been involved in a driving accident say that they were not sure what to do at the accident scene.

    This prompted us to offer some guidance on what to do immediately after an accident has happened and we have detailed actions to take at the scene of a road traffic accident.

    1.  Call the police and ambulance service

    This should be the first action to take, as the police will need to take control of the situation by closing the road and redirecting other traffic. Looking after your safety and that of others is the first priority after a driving accident.

    2.  Obtain the details of any witnesses

    By immediately getting the names and addresses of anyone who witnessed the accident you could have several eye-witnesses who will verify your account of what happened.

    3.  Take photos of the accident scene

    If you are able, use your camera phone to take some pictures of other vehicles involved in the collision, the road conditions at the time and anything else you think may have contributed to the accident.

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    4.  Write down your recollection of the driving accident

    As soon as possible, write down your account of what happened so that you do not omit any important details.

    5.  Get medical treatment

    Even if you think you have not been injured in the driving accident, get medical attention either in Accident and Emergency or at your own GP surgery. It is common for whiplash injuries to cause pain a couple of days after an accident, so do not assume that you are uninjured.

    These tips on what to do after a car accident assume that you have not been seriously injured and are able to walk around. Some time after the accident you might start to think about claiming compensation for your injuries. We offer a free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 for anyone wanting to discuss the circumstances of their driving accident and can help you decide whether or not to start a claim.

    You will be under no obligation to make a claim with us, and we offer expert legal advice to anyone who calls. Alternatively, you can get more information about making a claim for compensation on our website.

    Date Published: 10th February 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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