What to do if the other driver in an accident won’t give you their information and how to make an injury claim
If you have been involved in any sort of accident, it is important that you trade information with the other driver as soon as you can so that you can sort out things like insurance and any compensation claims that either of you might want to make.
One of the problems you may come across here is that a driver who knows that they are at fault for the accident might not want to stick around, and will be more likely to run off before giving you their information. It is not impossible to find someone who has been in an accident with you but not left their information, but it can take a lot longer and be a fairly frustrating process.
- Take their license plate number. If this person is utterly refusing to give you their information then take their license plate number down before you leave. If the car is stolen this won’t get you very far, but you should generally be able to track down the owner of the car using this information.
- Call the police. It is not up to you to try to get this information out of someone who isn’t willing, in fact doing so could be dangerous for you. Call the police and let them deal with the situation, so that they can extract any important information instead.
- Hand over your own information. If you are willing to hand over your information it might make the other person more likely to hand over their own, just to keep the peace. Try to do this in a calm manner and wait for them to do the same.
- Stay calm. If you approach this person with anger then they are much less likely to want to hand over their information purely because they are nervous. Stay calm and be professional.
You should be able to make an injury claim in Anglesey
You should be able to make an injury claim in Anglesey against any driver who has caused an accident in which you have been badly injured. You will need to prove that the other driver was at fault for your injury claim in Anglesey to be successful, but this can be done through working with an experienced injury lawyer.
You can find a great injury lawyer to work with you on your claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speaking to the team about your accident. They will let you know if you have a good case to make a successful injury claim in Anglesey and then pass you over to a lawyer who can help you to get started.
Date Published: 30th October 2014
Author: David Brown