Mitcham is an area in the south west of London. It is a suburban area on the border of central and outer London. Historically, Mitcham was a village and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a small farming community. There were many lavender fields in Mitcham. The lavender oils were also distilled in the area.
Mitcham is fortunate enough to have a vast area of open space. Mitcham Common has numerous ponds and woodlands.
Like many other areas of London, Mitcham residents suffer accidents due to the carelessness of others. One of the most common types of accident injury lawyers in Mitcham see, is road traffic accidents.
How injury lawyers Mitcham can help you if you have had a car accident
Accident Advice Helpline, and their injury lawyers in Mitcham, can help you if you have been injured in a car accident. There are numerous reasons why car accidents happen, often caused by careless or reckless driving. Speeding, drink driving and tiredness when driving are also common causes. If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault then you may qualify to claim compensation.
Injury lawyers in Mitcham can take on your case and file for compensation against the guilty party.
Common injuries caused by a car accident
- Slipped disc
- Head injury
- Psychological trauma
What to do if you have been injured in a car accident
Don’t panic or get angry. You need to think clearly and calmly.
Check for injuries
Do not move suddenly as you may aggravate an injury. Put your hazard lights on and attempt to get out of the car. If you are unable to do so and have a mobile phone, call the emergency services.
Get to safety
Get off the road and out of the way of oncoming traffic
Get the details of the other driver
Write down the car make and model, registration plate and colour of the vehicle. Take the details of the driver, including name, address and insurance details. If the driver is unwilling to give you the details or is being aggressive, then call the police.
Take the accident details
Take witness details, name of the road, and location on the road where the accident happened. Also note down the time and driving conditions.
Seek medical assistance
If you are injured, seek medical assistance from your local GP or accident and emergency department. Of course, if your injuries are serious, miss out the steps above and get emergency help straight away. Your health and safety comes first.
Contact the Accident Advice Helpline
We provide professional, reliable and no obligation advice on how to claim car accident injury compensation. We will also provide injury lawyers in Mitcham who have specialist knowledge in personal injury law, including injuries caused by a car accident. Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.