If you’ve had a road accident, you will know just how much of an upheaval it can be. Your car is out of action for some time – or written off, if the accident is serious. You have to deal with garages, insurance companies, and perhaps even the police. Talk to Accident Advice Helpline today if you need help from experienced solicitors in East Hampshire.
If the accident was really bad, you could also have suffered personal injury.
What kind of personal injury happens in road accidents?
Whiplash is a common one. This is where the sudden movement of the head damages the tendons and ligaments in the neck. It’s painful and can take some time to recover from.
Depending on how bad the accident was, injuries can range from broken bones and wounds to multiple fractures and internal bleeding – and even death.
If I’ve had a road accident in East Hampshire, what should I do? Find out from experienced solicitors in East Hampshire
First and foremost, you should be concerned with your own safety. Make sure everyone is all right, and call an ambulance if needed – and the police.
This may be the last thing on your mind following the shock of having a road accident in East Hampshire, but you will also need to gather evidence at the scene.
It’s very important to get contact details for the other party or parties involved, as well as any witnesses.
Take photos, as well – of the damage to your vehicle, of the position of the vehicles following the accident, and of any damage to street furniture such as road signs. Capture the driving conditions in your photo, too. If you haven’t got a camera function on your phone, do this as soon as possible afterwards – and take photos of your injuries, too!
Can I claim compensation when I’ve been in a road accident in East Hampshire?
If the accident is someone else’s fault, you could claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010.
You will speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors, who will guide you through the process and treat you with empathy and sensitivity throughout, taking down all your details in confidence.
If you qualify to claim, your solicitor will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis, and you will receive a payment made up of money for the injuries plus reimbursement of expenses such as childcare and taxi fares.
Accident Advice Helpline is endorsed by Esther Rantzen, famous for her consumer affairs campaigning, so you know you are in good hands when you choose us.
Don’t suffer in silence
When you have had a road accident and need information from experienced solicitors in East Hampshire, you will be under a lot of stress. The last thing you want to do is pile on any more worries. But when you have one of our solicitors handling your claim, life will be made easier. You may have to go for another medical assessment, but you probably won’t need to go to court.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now!
Date Published: 15th March 2014
Author: David Brown