How to deal with the emergency services at the scene of road traffic accidents
In the case of serious Ebbw Vale road traffic accidents, it is important to get the emergency services out to the scene as quickly as possible. The emergency services are there to provide help and support at the scene. The police will be there to make a full report of what happened at any Ebbw Vale road traffic accidents, which will provide valuable evidence for you when it comes to making insurance and compensation claims. The paramedics are there to provide you with emergency health care and ensure that anyone who is badly injured is taken care of and taken to a hospital as quickly as possible. There are a number of things you should do at the scene of an accident, including:
- Call the emergency services right away. Don’t wait to call the emergency services in case someone else has already done so. It is better that several people have called the emergency services at once than no one has, and you can feel more confident that help is coming if you have called yourself.
- Scout the scene first. Check yourself and your passengers over to see if anyone is injured, and go to the other car and check there as well. This way, when the emergency services arrive you can point them in the direction of the person or people who most need their help in the first instance.
- Stay calm and be helpful. You are likely to be asked a number of questions about what has happened and who was involved. You can help the emergency services by answering any questions quickly and calmly, and being sure that the answers you give are as honest as you can manage.
- Get out of the way. If you are not badly injured and only have minimal information to give, answer the questions and get out of the way. The more people that are in the way, the longer it takes to get to people who really need help.
Claiming compensation after Ebbw Vale road traffic accidents
In the case of Ebbw Vale road traffic accidents which were not your fault, you should think about making a claim for compensation from the other driver. Although this may seem a little stressful to get involved with so soon after an accident, it is actually very simple if you use an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you with your claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about making a claim, find out more about the claims process, and get help deciding whether or not you actually want to make a claim or not. If you do decide to make a claim, one of our lawyers will work with you on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, and will also handle everything on your behalf meaning that you shouldn’t have to go to court to get your claim processed successfully.
Date Published: 20th August 2014
Author: David Brown