Have you been in a car accident?
A car accident can be a terrifying experience, especially if you weren’t at fault.
If another driver has been using a mobile or handheld at the wheel, failed to stop, neglected to signal or look, an accident can occur in a split second. Because of their negligence, you can be left to suffer any number of painful injuries ranging from broken bones to a concussion, whiplash, lacerations and more.
It can be confusing to know what to do after an accident, especially where compensation is concerned, but there are a few important things you should always keep in mind if you have been involved in an Fareham car accident that was not your fault:
- Report the accident. In order to make a car accident claim, your accident must have been reported to the police. A copy of this official police accident report should be provided to your solicitor in due course, as it will prove pivotal in supporting that you are innocent, and that the negligence of another party led to the collision.
- Seek medical attention. Of course, seeking prompt medical attention for your injuries should be the next step. Again, a formal diagnosis from a GP will help strengthen your claim, especially for injuries such as whiplash, and as such a copy of your medical reports should also be provided to your personal injury lawyer.
- Gather documentation. Providing the above paperwork, along with things like witness statements and photographs of the accident (even if taken with just a smartphone) can help prove the guilt of the negligent driver. This can make it easier for your solicitor to put forth a strong case that can potentially be settled out of court, negating the need to attend a hearing and expediting the time it takes to receive your money substantially.
- Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. If you have been in a Fareham car accident that wasn’t your fault, claiming compensation is an important step to take to ensure you are not left out of pocket. All too often, innocent accident victims neglect to follow through on this step, and in doing so miss out on what could have been hundreds if not thousands of pounds in compensation.
Call on our experience for your Fareham car accident claim
We have over 15 years of experience handling personal injury claims, and help award over £30 million a year in damages. With our help, you can maximise the chances of a successful payout, and ensure you are not left to pay for things like medical treatment by yourself. To find out how much you could stand to receive, fill in our 30-second claims calculator for a fast, no-obligation quote. Alternatively, call us today on 0800 689 0500 (landlines) or from 0333 500 0993 (mobile phones), and find out how much you could receive in compensation with the help of Accident Advice Helpline.