How to deal with a minor car accident – injury lawyers St Margaret’s Hope
If you have had a major road accident, then it will seem perfectly obvious what is going to happen next. The police will be called, as well as an ambulance and they will take it from there, with everything else happening after the fact. If you have had a more minor road accident then you still need to deal with the situation, so that you can claim insurance and compensation if necessary and get yourself and your car back to normal as soon as possible. Here are the steps to take to deal with the fallout from a minor road accident.
- Get the other driver’s details. If the other driver stops then you should take down their personal and insurance details. If they keep moving then you will have to simply take their registration number which can be used to track them down later on. You should also give your details to the other driver.
- Call the police. A lot of people think that the police should only be present at a major road accident, but in fact they should be called with any accident. You may need the police report to prove your side of the story to the insurance company or for compensation purposes.
- Stay in your car. You should only get out of your car if staying in the car is more dangerous than getting out (i.e. if the car is in danger of catching fire). If you get out of the car then you make yourself more vulnerable.
- Look for witnesses. If anyone nearby has seen the accident then you should ask for their details and if they would be willing to act as a witness for insurance purposes.
When to find injury lawyers St Margaret’s Hope
Whether you have been involved in a minor or major car accident, you may want to claim compensation for any injuries you have suffered. Even in the most minor of car accidents you can be injured and suffer from whiplash and if the accident was the fault of the other driver then you may want to claim compensation for these injuries.
The Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims and will work with you to ensure that you have a successful compensation claim. Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your claim. The team will pass you onto injury lawyers in St Margaret’s Hope who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
Your injury lawyers St Margaret’s Hope will work on a 100% no win no fee basis and you shouldn’t even have to go to court. If you have any questions and need to speak to injury lawyers in St Margaret’s Hope then you can call the helpline 24/7 to get the answers you need.
Date Published: 9th November 2013
Author: David Brown