The Other Driver In Your Injury Claim
If you have been in a road accident that was not your fault then you may be able to make an injury claim in Snainton against the other driver. In order to be able to do this, though, you will need to confront them and get their details. If you go through Accident Advice Helpline to make your injury claim in Snainton you will need to provide full details of the accident including the details of the other driver so that they can be contacted for your compensation request. You won’t have to contact them directly, as this will be handed by the helpline’s personal injury lawyers, but you will need the details in the first place.
Here are the steps you need to take to approach the driver after the accident and get the details you need to make your injury claim in Snainton.
Approach The Driver
This can be the most worrying part of your accident. Even if the accident was small, you may be confronted by a driver who is angry or upset and you will need to approach the situation carefully. Don’t let a driver bully you into taking responsibility for a crash which was not your fault. Explain the situation calmly and call the police as soon as possible. Try to get the other driver to stay with you until the police arrive. If the other driver seems intoxicated or you can smell alcohol on them then they may be even less willing to stay. Don’t mention it to them directly but do mention it discreetly to police when they arrive.
Both you and the other driver should give each other your details for insurance purposes anyway. Avoid saying that you will be making an injury claim if you are injured, as this may make the immediate situation more stressful for yourself and the other driver. If the other driver will not provide you with their details and wants to leave then try to get the registration number before they drive away, as well as a description of the car to provide the police with.
Gather Your Own Evidence
If you can, try to get pictures of the scene and make notes as soon as you can about what happened. Ask the other driver if they can give their account as well, as this will help you to understand the way they have seen the accident. With luck you will be able to get hold of CCTV footage of the accident which will prove you to be in the right, but it is helpful to have your own testimony and witness statements as well.
Making Your Injury Claim in Snainton
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and give the team all of the information you have so that they can start your claim off. You should not have to go to court and will be able to check up on your claim 24/7 using the helpline.
Date Published: 17th September 2013
Author: David Brown