What to do if you are a witness for a road injury claim in Nethy Bridge
If you are on the road and see an accident then there are a few things that you should be doing to make sure that you are safe and provide all of the help you can. If you stop and speak to the people involved you may well be asked to be a witness for a road injury claim in Nethy Bridge. If one of the parties has been injured and feels that the accident was not their fault then they will need witnesses as part of their evidence for an injury claim in Nethy Bridge. In this case you should leave your details with the person that has asked, and stick around to talk to the police so that your account will go onto the official police report. In the mean time, when you see an accident, you should:
1. Slow down or stop
If the accident is so minor that both parties keep moving, then obviously it is not necessary for you to stop. Similarly, if you are on the other side of the road from the accident then you can safely keep going. But if you are close to the accident then you should at the very least slow down, if not stop altogether when there is somewhere safe to pull over.
2. Leave plenty of space
When looking for somewhere to stop it is natural to forget that the emergency services will most likely need to get to the scene. Try to park somewhere close to the scene, but leave plenty of space around the vehicles actually involved so that any ambulances and police cars can get as close to the vehicles involved as possible.
3. Phone the police
It is shocking how common it is for people to pull over and go to check on the victims, but for no one to think about calling the emergency services. This is because in a large accident everyone assumes that someone else will do it. It is better to call too many times about an accident than for no one to call at all, so as soon as your car is stationary you should make the call.
4. Check on the victims
Don’t move or touch any victims unless it is absolutely necessary. You could cause more damage by moving someone with a damaged spine, or who has been pinned or crushed. But do talk to them and try to get them to keep talking.
How to be a witness for an injury claim in Nethy Bridge
As soon as you have entered the scene you are a witness for the accident. You should think about what you have just seen carefully and even make notes as soon as possible, if you can. If one of the victims uses a company like Accident Advice Helpline to process a compensation claim then your testimony can be useful. You will also, along with Accident Advice Helpline, be able to get someone who has a legitimate injury claim in Nethy Bridge, the compensation they deserve from the party at fault.
If you have been injured call us on 0800 689 0500.