How to stay calm with a negligent driver at the scene of an accident, and make an injury claim against them
If you have been involved in a serious accident and feel that the other driver was to blame for what has happened to you and your passengers, it is natural to feel very angry with them. However, being angry and starting a fight with this person not only doesn’t help the situation at all, it also provides serious issues for the police and anyone else there to help.
You need to try to stay calm in the first instance after your accident so that you can get the situation sorted out, and then you can try to make claims against this person later on down the line.
- Take a moment. Before you approach this person to exchange details, take a moment to check yourself over and calm down before you get out of your car. not only will you be able to be sure that you are ok to move, this should help you to avoid charging in to the situation angry.
- Be professional. Obviously dealing with an accident is not a time to be professional as such, but if you can think about heading into the situation as you would approaching a work client, this should help you to keep your feelings at bay.
- Understand. This person may have been to blame for the accident, but there is almost no chance that they did it on purpose, as no one wants to be involved in an accident. Try to understand that they are going to be just as shocked and scared as you are, and don’t treat them too harshly.
- Call the police. The police being present should stop you from going too far with someone that has caused an accident, and they should be able to deal with the situation in a way that you would not.
Making an injury claim in Pembrokeshire
If you want to make an injury claim in Pembrokeshire against the person that caused your road accident, you will find that this is the very best way for you to get a sense of closure over what happened to you and your passengers. The easiest way to make an injury claim in Pembrokeshire is through a personal injury solicitor, who will make a claim on your behalf and be able to put together a really strong case for compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about making an injury claim in Pembrokeshire and decide whether or not this is the right step forward for you. If it is, you will be passed over to a lawyer who can make a start on your claim right away.
Date Published: 30th October 2014
Author: David Brown