On this page, we at Accident Advice Helpline are going to discuss what you should do if you have been involved in an Enfield Car Accident.
Call the police
This is an absolute necessity. There are many people out there who will claim that calling the police is not needed, particularly in the case of minor accidents. However, you have to. Do not worry. You are not taking police time away from other important matters. The police who attend the scene of the incident will be specialist traffic police officers. This is their job.
The main reason as to why you need to call the police if you have been involved in an Enfield car accident is the fact that they will be able to put together one of the most important pieces of evidence; the police report.
The purpose of the police report will be to highlight who the police believe to be at fault for the incident. As a result, it is going to be incredibly useful when it comes to determining negligence. The difference between success and failure with a case will quite often hinge on the report produced by the police.
Get medical attention
If you are not seriously injured, there is no need for you to go by ambulance to the hospital, unless you have no other way to get there. However, if you wish to make a compensation claim through Accident Advice Helpline then you will need to visit the hospital or doctor eventually. Try to get there as soon as possible. Without a medical report we will be unable to provide assistance with your compensation claim.
Only do this if you feel well enough. Your health should be your main priority. If you can, take photographs and videos of the scene. This will help ‘jog’ your memory later on. Just because you remember something now, does not necessarily mean that you will remember it a couple of months down the line. You may also wish to gather names and addresses of people who are in attendance.
Do not accept liability
Do not mention that you may have been at fault for the accident at all, particularly if you have no part to blame. This means no apologising i.e. “sorry, I should not have been travelling so slow”. This will be used as evidence against you. If it is used as evidence against your claim for compensation, you are pretty much kissing goodbye to your chance of a successful claim.
Involved in an Enfield car accident? Contact us today for further advice.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 1st June 2014
Author: David Brown