What to do if you witness a road accident – expert injury lawyers Perton
If you witness a road accident then it is important that you know how to react and what needs to be done to make the situation safe again. You should never just walk away from an accident you have witnessed, as there are reasons you may be needed. At the same time, you shouldn’t rush in to help right away as this could prove more dangerous for yourself and those involved in the accident. If you are driving and you see an accident, get out of the way and drive as far as you can before pulling over and going back to help, otherwise you could make the accident much larger. Here are some things to do if you witness an accident.
- Document the scene. Stick around and wait for the police so that you can give a witness report to the police. If you don’t think the police are coming then call them in case those involved haven’t done. It is better that more than one person calls the police than no one does. You can also take photographs if you can, as those involved in the accident may be able to use those for insurance or compensation purposes.
- Offer help. As mentioned before, if you are driving then you shouldn’t rush over to offer help, as this could be dangerous. But you should return to the scene as soon as you can to offer help if needed. You may be able to help by calling the police or providing support or comfort to anyone who has been injured. Even if you can just get water or blankets for injured people this will be helpful.
- Make a report. Wait for the police and give a report in as much detail as you can. Again, this will be helpful for those involved in the accident, as they will need all of the witness statements they can get to prove what actually happened, particularly if there is no CCTV record of the incident.
If you need expert injury lawyers in Perton
If it is you that has been involved in an accident, and it wasn’t your fault, then you may want to claim compensation. The best way to do this is through expert injury lawyers in Perton, as they will be able to handle your case for you and try to get you the best case put together possible. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team about your claim. They will tell you whether you have a good case for compensation or not and if you do, they will pass you over to injury lawyers in Perton who can help you to proceed. Your expert injury lawyers in Perton will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and will work on your behalf so you shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown