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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

    Lawyer in Peel

    If you are involved in a road traffic accident in Peel, you may enter into a state of shock and find it difficult to remember your rights and responsibilities. By following the steps listed below, you will be able to focus on fulfilling your obligations:

    Your role at the scene of a road traffic accident

    If you are involved in an accident in Peel, your role is to:

    • Call 999 if someone has been injured and requires emergency medical assistance
    • Make notes while the accident remains at the forefront of your mind
    • Take down the registration numbers and insurance details of the vehicles involved
    • Record the names and contact details of the other people involved, including independent witnesses
    • Produce your documents at a police station within seven days, if you are asked to do so
    • Inform your insurance company as soon as you are able to do so

    The role of the police at a road traffic accident

    The police do not routinely attend all road traffic accidents in Peel. However, when they do attend, their role is to:

    • Ensure that injured individuals are attended to
    • Direct the traffic around the accident scene
    • Examine the accident scene to determine the cause of the accident
    • Record the details of the accident, including any allegations that have been made
    • Identify any witnesses who may be able to determine the cause of the accident
    • Ensure that vehicles are moved away from the accident scene in a timely manner

    Informing your insurance company of the details of your accident

    In the immediate aftermath of a road traffic accident, you should send the following details to your insurance company:

    • The date and time of your accident
    • The location of your accident
    • The names of the police officers who attended the scene
    • The makes, models and registration numbers of the vehicles involved
    • The names, contact details and insurance details of the drivers involved

    Contacting an accident lawyer in Peel for advice on your legal rights

    After contacting your insurance company, you should call Accident Advice Helpline and let an accident lawyer in Peel investigate your claim. Your insurance company may recommend an accident lawyer in Peel. However, you do not have to take them up on their offer. If you wish to hire a lawyer who will secure you the best possible compensation settlement, please call us now on 0800 689 0500 and we will help you to proceed with your claim.

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    Date Published: 7th February 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

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