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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury Lawyers in Mitcham

    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.

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    Common injuries caused by a car accident

    • Whiplash
    • Slipped disc
    • Head injury
    • Fractures
    • Psychological trauma

    What to do if you have been injured in a car accident

    Remain calm
    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.

    Date Published: 18th December 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

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