When to call an ambulance after an accident, and how to make East Renfrewshire car accident claims
If you have been involved in an accident, it is always a good idea to call the police, at least, so that they can make an official report of the accident which will be helpful for insurance purposes later on.
However, you may also want to get an ambulance to the scene, to deal with any injuries and check everyone over to ensure that any serious injuries are dealt with as quickly as possible.
What can be difficult is deciding whether or not you even need to be calling an ambulance or not, particularly if the accident doesn’t seem that serious. Here are some of the things that should cause you to call an ambulance as well as the police.
- If someone is bleeding. If there is a lot of blood at the scene and you know that at least one person has a wound which is bleeding, they require immediate attention from a doctor or paramedic. Even if the bleeding stops of its own accord (which you cannot guarantee), they are at risk of infection if they have an open wound.
- If you suspect broken bones. It is always possible that what appears to be a broken bone will actually just be a very bad twist or sprain, but you should always get paramedics to the scene if you think that there may be a broken bone, so that this person can be seen as quickly as possible.
- In the case of head injuries. Head injuries can be fatal hours after they have been sustained, so you must always get someone with a head injury to the hospital as quickly as you can, so that they can be assessed and then taken care of if needs be.
- If you think someone has a spinal injury. If someone’s body looks oddly twisted or they are complaining or pain or numbness in or around their spinal area, you need to get them seen to by a doctor right away, and you shouldn’t move them yourself or you risk permanently paralysing them.
Make a compensation claim
You can make a personal in jury compensation claim, as long as you can prove that you have sustained serious injuries in an accident which was not your fault. It is easy to make car accident claims as long as you work with an experienced injury lawyer, who can work on your behalf to put together a strong case for a successful claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 to speak to the team, and get help deciding whether or not you want to make East Renfrewshire car accident claims, based on how likely it is that any claim you make will be successful.