What to Do in a Road Traffic Accident
If you have had an accident on the road, it can be difficult to know what to do straight away. If you or your vehicle have been badly damaged due to the accident, then you may want to seek compensation. With Accident Advice Helpline this may be the simplest part of the whole experience, as all you need to do is call 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team of friendly, helpful advisors.
Our team will walk you through your injury claim in Meriden to ensure that you get the compensation and support you need and deserve throughout the experience. The helpline have over 15 years’ experience dealing with personal injury compensation claims and will keep you involved but deal with proceedings for you.
What should you do at the scene to make sure that the accident is not more serious than it needs to be?
The first thing to do at the scene of an accident, whether the accident was your fault or someone else’s, is to stop. Stopping will not only enable you to trade your details with the other cars involved — which is important for your insurance, as well as for your injury claim in Meriden — but it also prevents anything else from happening on the road.
In an accident, there are often so many things happening at once that it is easy for other cars to get involved when they don’t need to be. By stopping, you may prevent this from happening. Most accidents will also need to be reported to the police, and if you don’t stop you may face legal action, as well as affect your injury claim in Meriden.
Produce Your Insurance Details
You must have your insurance details with you and show these to anyone who asks for them, including the other driver and any police officials. If you do not have your insurance details with you, give the other party your personal details so that they can get hold of you, then take your insurance details to the nearest police station at your earliest convenience. Any traffic accident must be reported within 24 hours even if the police do not come to the scene. By being proactive in handing over any details, this lessens the chance of action being taken against you.
Report the Accident for Your Injury Claim in Meriden
You do not have to report the accident immediately, but try to do so as soon as possible. Not just to the police, but also to your insurance company and to Accident Advice Helpline. Your insurance company needs to know about the incident so that it can pay out if necessary, or contact the other party’s insurance company as soon as possible. It is also best to get an injury claim in Meriden started as soon as possible so that you can begin the insurance claim whilst the evidence and details are still fresh.