If you have an injury because of an accident that you were in, there may be things that you don’t know that can hurt your claim. These things can stop you from being properly compensated or they can make it impossible for you to claim at all. Below are some of the things that you should avoid doing if you have been injured in a car accident. These are just three of the things that are going to negatively impact your claim if you are injured.
Not telling the police can hurt your injury claim in Gullane
It’s essential that you tell the police after you have had an accident, particularly if you were injured. It’s essential that you tell the police so that it’s on record. This is going to help you have an explanation that’s objective about what occurred. This may be really useful when you file your claim, because it’s going to say what exactly happened.
Not exchanging information can hurt your injury claim in Gullane
After an accident you have to exchange information with the other person who was in the accident. It may look minor when you first see it, but you never know what the rest of the car that you don’t see might look like. You also don’t know what kind of injuries you have, even though you may feel okay to start out with. That’s why it’s important to exchange information in case there’s more damage than you know.
Not getting witness statements at the scene can hurt your injury claim in Gullane
One of the most important things that you have to do is to get information from the witnesses to your accident. They may be the key to whether you win or lose your case. Getting their statement on the day of the accident, right after it, is a good idea since their memories are going to fade. So get their information and if you can’t, have someone else do it. The police might also do this if they are at the scene. But at any rate, it’s better to get the information when it’s still fresh in their minds than to wait and get it later when they may not be as sure about what they saw or didn’t see the day of your accident.
Not getting a solicitor can hurt your injury claim in Gullane
If you’ve been injured, you should find someone to help you with your claim. People who have solicitors have better chances of getting a fair claim than people who don’t. So getting a solicitor is in your best interest.
If you want help with finding a solicitor, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Someone is always here and we can help you find the right person to help you with your claim. A solicitor can make a huge difference when you are filing a claim for an injury.
Date Published: 28th August 2013