When you have a car accident, even if it’s a minor bump, it’s always a stressful situation. Getting injured makes things worse – you might have whiplash, fractured limbs, or even a serious head injury, depending on the severity of the accident.
You could claim through an expert injury lawyer in Dacorum
If your accident wasn’t your fault, you could put in a compensation claim, which an expert injury lawyer in Dacorum will handle on your behalf. When you choose Accident Advice Helpline to deal with your case, you are picking a law firm with 14 years’ experience and a reputation for excellence in client care.
We will make sure things run as smoothly as possible. You probably won’t have to go to court. But there are some things you can do to make the process as efficient and hassle-free as possible.
At the scene: what to do
These are the things you MUST do if you’re involved in an accident:
- Stop at the scene
- Call the police if anyone is injured or the accident is disrupting the traffic flow
- Call an ambulance if anyone needs one
- Give your name and address to any other parties involved
Then there are the things that you should do if at all possible, because they will help you with your insurance claim and any claim for compensation that you wish to make through an expert injury lawyer in Dacorum:
- Take the name, address, contact number and insurance details of the other driver
- Take the names and contact numbers of any witnesses
- Take photographs of the scene of the accident and the damage to your vehicle
Making a claim
Once you have been checked out by a doctor, whether at hospital or your GP’s surgery, you should rest. You may need to take some time off work to recover properly, and it is during this period that you might find yourself in a bit of financial trouble. Being off work could mean reduced wages, and having to get a home help or a childminder will increase your outgoings.
If you claim compensation and you are successful, you will receive a payout, which will reimburse you for these expenses and losses, and enable you to spend the rest of your recovery period without all those money worries on your mind.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Our hotline is open 24/7 and there’s always an advisor available to talk to you. They will take your details, tell you whether you qualify to claim, and guide you through the process of claiming. If you’re eligible, they will pass your case details to our legal team, and the claim begins in earnest.
Our contact numbers are:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an advisor
We look forward to hearing from you.
Date Published: 16th November 2014
Author: David Brown