How to make a road accident claim – Injury lawyer in Manchester City
Having spent most of your driving experience trying not to get into a road accident, it is natural to feel a little lost and confused if you are in one. Most people don’t know the right things to do after a car accident when it comes to claiming insurance or even compensation, it is important that you do everything you need to, so that you are successful. Here are some of the things you should do from the moment you have been involved in an accident, to remember in case the worst-case scenario does happen.
Call the police
It is important that the police are told about any road accident. Even if you feel that the accident was relatively minor, the police will still need to know about it and you would have to go and report it at the police station within 24 hours anyway. In order to speed things up the police should be called, alongside an ambulance if anyone is injured.
Speak to a doctor
If you have called an ambulance then you will be taken to a hospital and looked over by a doctor anyway. But if your injuries don’t require an ambulance then you should still go to a doctor to be checked over. This will help to put your mind at rest about your own health and get you an official medical assessment.
Get the other driver’s details
This is crucial for both insurance and compensation claims. You need to know who the other driver is and be able to contact them for both claims to move forward. If the police have been involved and the other driver has not given you details then you may be able to get them from the police.
Although it may seem somewhat ghoulish to take pictures of a car accident scene, it is crucial evidence for your compensation claim. Take photographs of the damage to both vehicles and what the scene looked like, as this should help your case along.
Speak to an injury lawyer in Manchester City
Finally, if the accident you are involved in is not your fault then you should contact an injury lawyer to make a claim for compensation. Your injury lawyer will be able to walk you through the compensation process so that it is as stress free as possible and if you can get an injury lawyer in Manchester City who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis then you have nothing to lose. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to talk to someone who can help. Our helpline has over 15 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims and our lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Date Published: 13th October 2013
Author: David Brown