A claim for compensation may be made after a road accident by the driver who has been deemed not at fault. Most claims made by drivers are relatively straightforward, with the compensation award paid by the insurance company of the driver responsible. Of course, issues can still arise: perhaps the insurance company undervalues the accident, or the at-fault driver provides you with the wrong details. What if they don’t have insurance at all?
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim the compensation to which you’re entitled no matter what the circumstances. We can match you with the perfect injury lawyer in Bicester to handle your claim.
What to do if you’re involved in an accident
If you’re unlucky enough to be involved in an accident, you should first check that you and anyone around you is safe. Call an ambulance and the police. If you were not at fault, it’s a good idea to avoid apologising, as it may be seen as an admission of responsibility.
It’s helpful to take the contact details of the other driver, plus the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses who may have seen what happened. If the driver is not the car’s owner, you should also take down the details of whoever is. Should the driver attempt to leave the scene without passing on the required information, call the police.
You should also make a note of the car’s registration number, make and model, as well as the time and date of the crash. Also note any adverse road or weather conditions that may have contributed to the accident, and take photos to support your claims. List the damage caused to both vehicles, plus any injuries you have sustained.
Get great advice from Accident Advice Helpline
You can get free no-obligation advice from a personal injury lawyer in Bicester through Accident Advice Helpline. Wherever you are and whatever your circumstances, call our helpline, which is staffed by friendly, expert advisors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We’re here to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, why not take our 30-second test online? Not only will it give you a better idea of your entitlement to compensation, but it can also estimate how much your payout may amount to.
We have more than a decade of experience in the field of personal injury. Get started with your claim today — call us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 12th November 2013
Author: David Brown