Causing a road accident is already an awful situation, as you will then be liable financially and legally for whatever happens to both of the cars involved in the accident. If you are driving and there are other people in the car, though, you also have to deal with the emotional fallout that comes from seriously injuring or mentally traumatising people that you like or love in your life. If you have been in an accident, you may wish to seek an injury compensation claim in Paisley with Accident Advice Helpline.
What to do if you cause a road accident with other people in the car, and how to make an injury claim if someone else is at fault
If you have had an accident and injured friends and family who were travelling with you, it may be important to you to make amends in order for you to come to terms with what has happened, and here are some ways to do this.
- Don’t panic. The very worst thing you can do in this instance is to panic, as then you are no use to either yourself or the other people in the car, who at this time will probably need your help more than at any other time. Take a moment to breathe and relax before you react to what has just happened.
- Check on everybody. If you are sure that you are not seriously injured, you should check up on everyone else in the vehicle to make sure that they are ok and don’t require medical attention. If they do then they will need this sooner rather than later, so there is no time to spare.
- Call an ambulance. You should call the emergency services and let them know what has happened in as brief detail as possible so that they can come out and help. You should also be honest about your causing the accident from the beginning when you speak to the police, if you are sure that you were at fault.
- Try not to feel guilty. If it really was an accident then this could happen to anyone, don’t let the guilt eat you up.
Making an injury compensation claim in Paisley
If you were not at fault for an accident that you have been injured in, you should think about making an injury compensation claim in Paisley, which will help you to get a sort of closure about what has happened to you, as well as pay for medical treatment and other expenses.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about making an injury compensation claim in Paisley and decide whether or not to go ahead based on how likely it is that your claim will be successful. The helpline is available for advice and support, as well, so you shouldn’t feel that you are left alone once your injury compensation claim in Paisley is being processed.