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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Hurt in a car accident

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    Hurt in a car accident


    What to do if you’ve been hurt in a car accident

    Car accidents can be very stressful, and whilst no one ever expects to be involved in a road traffic collision, it pays to know exactly what you should do if the worst does happen and you’re hurt in a car accident.

    This can help you to get back on track as quickly as possible, and minimise the negative impact of such a situation.

    Here, we talk you through what you must do after being hurt in a car accident.

    Follow protocol at the scene

    At the scene, there are certain steps that you must follow.

    You’ll need to contact the emergency services, for example, so they can send any necessary medical assistance and clear the road so there are no hazards in the way that could cause further problems.

    It goes without saying though that car accidents are stressful and you’re not always thinking logically, so don’t panic if you’ve failed to follow the advised procedures. Call the police as soon as you can, and they’ll be able to advise you on your next steps.

    Don’t accept blame

    It is not wise to accept blame for the accident at the scene.

    This may cause problems further down the line, or could mean that you’ll be liable for expenses that you shouldn’t be.

    Swap details with the other driver, but try to refrain from apologising or accepting any blame whatsoever.

    If the accident wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

    Find out if you’re due to compensation

    You’ll often have many unexpected expenses to deal with after an accident, such as prescriptions, travel to various appointments, and even time away from the office, work place, employment etc.

    All of this can add up and put you under huge financial strain. This is why you might want to think about making a claim for compensation.

    For further advice, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. The line is open 24 hours per day, and the trained advisers will be happy to talk you through all the information you need.

    It’s worth remembering though that you’ll usually only have three years after an accident to make your claim. As such, it pays to get started as soon as possible.

    Why not call today?

    The company is even endorsed by Esther Rantzen. Accidents are difficult to deal with, but if you follow the right steps, you’ll be on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

    Category: Car accident claims

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

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