Being involved in a road traffic accident can be terrifying and result in serious injury and sometimes even death. All road users have an unspoken and legal duty to drive with care and respect for others on the road; sadly there are many road users who think that this age old courtesy does not apply to them.
If you have fallen victim to such a driver, then you have a legal right to claim for compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Sometimes accidents occur through no particular fault and are simply accidents. But, if the accident you were involved in was caused by neglect or careless driving then you have every right to make a compensation claim.
Any of the injury solicitors in Stornoway will be able to both advise and help you but you can always take some no-obligation advice before you begin. Accident Advice Helpline have advisers waiting to take your call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
What should you do immediately after a road accident?
The first thing you should do is get help. If you or anyone else that has been involved need urgent medical attention then call for an ambulance immediately. If you do not need to go to a hospital, you should still see your own GP as soon as possible; many injuries remain hidden for some time and only a trained medical eye will spot the symptoms.
If you do not call the police to the scene at the time of the accident, you are required by law to report it to your local police station within twenty four hours. If you do not, you may put your chances of making a successful claim with injury solicitors in Stornoway in jeopardy.
Obtain the insurance details of the other party involved and call your insurance company straight away with details of the accident. Most are open twenty four hours a day on an emergency number.
If there are witnesses to the accident then take their contact details as these may be needed later when your injury solicitors in Stornoway take the case to court.
Injury solicitors in Stornaway – Making a claim
If you feel you have all the details that you need to make a claim then you can contact a firm of injury solicitors in Stornoway. You also have the option of getting your questions answered by Accident Advice Helpline. The advice you will be given will place you under no obligation and will give you a clearer picture of your situation.
Many claims can be handled entirely via telephone with no need for face to face contact. Some people prefer this anonymity and feel happier with a national company. Accident Advice Helpline has the backing of Esther Rantzen who has long been a campaigner for human rights in the United Kingdom .
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and discover how we can help you start your claim for compensation.