Hartlepool is an attractive seaside town in County Durham and it has an interesting history. It’s possible you would not have too much difficulty finding injury lawyers in Hartlepool, but you might not be quite sure how to identify the right one for your particular compensation claim, in which case you can ask us at Accident Advice Helpline to advise you.
Who can help me access injury lawyers in Hartlepool?
At no obligation you can talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable advisors who will explain the claims process to you, and establish if your claim qualifies. Should you wish to start your claim through injury lawyers in Hartlepool, they can help with that too. You can get hold of us on 0800 689 0500 from a land line, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. If you want us to call you back, you can text “CLAIM365” to 88010. Whatever type of injury you’ve suffered, if it wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t be worrying about being short of cash into the bargain. You could be entitled to compensation, so find out the facts about your claim. Do it today.
What to do at the scene of a road traffic accident
If you are involved in a road accident in which people have been injured, it’s important to act quickly for the sake of the casualties.
Call the emergency services immediately. Prompt attendance by the ambulance makes a big difference in the first hour, if people have been seriously injured.
If you suspect a person has broken bones, it is better not to try to move them in case you inflict further damage, but cover them with a blanket to try to keep them warm.
If it is possible to move the vehicles out of harm’s way on busy roads, then do it. Use your warning triangles, placing them 200 metres further along towards oncoming traffic.
Exchange details with the other drivers but do not discuss the accident with them. Leave the negotiations to your insurance company or you could invalidate your insurance.
Call your own insurance company as soon as possible.
If circumstances permit, make a note of the time, place, weather and road conditions, and the starting and finishing positions of all parties involved.
If other people are prepared to be witnesses, ask their permission and take their contact details, but again, do not discuss the detail with them. Your injury claims solicitor will do that.
By law drivers should be covered by motor insurance, third party cover as a minimum. Unfortunately, accidents caused by uninsured drivers are a significant hazard these days, in which case the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) has a scheme under which victims of uninsured drivers are covered. Your solicitor will explain in detail.
Date Published: 2nd November 2013
Author: David Brown