If you’ve been injured within the last three years in a road accident that was someone else’s fault, you might be entitled to make a personal injury claim in Glasgow. Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience of helping people to make successful claims for compensation, and we can help you too.
Injury claim in Glasgow
Following a road traffic accident, the first and most important thing you should consider is whether or not you need emergency medical treatment. If so, you should call an ambulance or proceed to Accident & Emergency without delay. Even if your injury is not urgent you should see a medical professional for assessment and treatment, but there are some other things you should consider first.
In order to make an injury claim in Glasgow at a later date, you’ll need to be able to prove that someone else was responsible. That means gathering evidence and, where possible, you should do this immediately after the accident.
Take photos of the scene, something that’s easier now that most of us have camera-enabled smartphones. Get the names and addresses of witnesses who would be willing to make statements. Where appropriate, call the police and ask for the incident report number, which you’ll be able to quote at a later stage.
Something else that’s important, but tricky following an accident, is getting the other driver’s insurance details. Most responsible drivers will do this automatically, but you may find some people are reluctant to do so. They might think that this will admit culpability, they might be unwilling to lose their no-claims bonus or increase their premiums, or they may be driving without insurance, which is a crime.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
When you talk to Accident Advice Helpline about your claim, we’ll ask you about this evidence, and although it is useful, the lack of it should not stop you getting in touch. We’ll also answer any questions you have about the claims process, and give you all the advice you need to decide if you’d to proceed. Calls from landlines and advice are free, and there’s absolutely no obligation or pressure to proceed with a claim.
To find out whether or not you have a good case for a successful injury claim in Glasgow, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may vary) to speak to the friendly, helpful team. If you decide together that you do want to go ahead with an injury claim in Glasgow, you will work with an experienced injury lawyer to make your claim.
Date Published: 30th October 2014
Author: David Brown