If you have been injured in an Isles of Scilly car accident that was the fault of another party, you might be able to claim personal injury compensation for the injuries you sustained.
It makes no difference if you were the person driving the car, a passenger, a pedestrian or even a cyclist – if you were hurt and it was not your fault, you have the right to seek compensation not only for the injuries you sustained, but also for the loss of earnings you have experienced since and are likely to experience in the future.
What to do after an Isles of Scilly car accident
If you are involved in a car accident, there are a number of things that you can do to create a strong case, should you decide to file a claim for personal injury compensation:
Call the authorities. Once you have assessed your injuries and the injuries of the other people involved in the car accident, you should call ambulances, if necessary and then call the police. By having an official police report of your accident, you can build a much stronger case and go for the maximum compensation available to you.
Collect witness details. If there are witnesses at the scene of your car accident, it is a good idea to politely ask them for their details so that they can back up your version of events. Of course, you should always get the details of the other party involved in your accident as a matter of course, too.
Take photographs. If you have your mobile phone or camera on you, snap a few pictures of the scene. These will provide a good indicator of guilt and help to back up your story when you come to make a compensation claim.
Visit a doctor. If you want to make a personal injury claim, you will obviously need to prove that you have sustained injuries, which is why it is imperative that you either visit your GP or a local hospital and have your injuries logged in your medical records.
Collect evidence of your loss of earnings
If you have experienced financial losses as the result of your accident, you will be able to claim back loss of earnings. However, you will need to provide official proof of loss of earnings before you can do so, so be sure to collect any relevant documentation.
To start the claims process today, call Accident Advice Helpline’s team of personal injury lawyers to discuss your Isles of Scilly car accident today. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 free from any UK landline. Alternatively, you can call us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile about your Isles of Scilly car accident.
Date Published: 16th June 2014
Author: David Brown