According to statistics from the Department for Transport, over 6,000 people were injured in road traffic accidents in Devon and Cornwall in 2012. While most drivers act responsibly while using the roads, you should be able to recall the procedures that you must follow in the immediate aftermath of a road traffic accident in Rockbeare.
Steps to take following a road traffic accident in Rockbeare
The following procedures apply whether you are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist:
- Stop as soon as you can
Always stop at the scene if you believe your accident has caused:
– Injury to people or animals
– Damage to other vehicles
– Damage to lampposts, bollards or other roadside fixtures
- Call 999
Call 999 in the following circumstances:
– If someone needs urgent medical attention
– If the road is blocked
– If someone has left the scene of the accident without exchanging details
- Exchange details
Take down the names, contact details, vehicle registration numbers and insurance policy details of all the people involved in the accident.
- Obtain the contact details of any witnesses to your accident
Record the names and contact details of any witnesses to your accident.
- Take photographs of the accident scene
Use your smart phone to take photographs of the accident scene, remembering to record as many details as you can. If you do not have a camera to hand, make a sketch of the scene.
- Make a note of any additional information
Try to recall any additional information, such as whether the driver was using a satellite navigation device or mobile phone in the lead up to your accident.
- Seek legal advice from an accident lawyer in Rockbeare
Call the Accident Advice Helpline for advice on your legal rights. If you have sustained a personal injury, we can help you to make a compensation claim.
Why use an accident lawyer in Rockbeare?
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide you with access to a 100% no win, no fee* accident lawyer in Rockbeare. This means that you will not incur any financial risks when you hire the services of our legal experts.
Once your accident lawyer in Rockbeare has obtained an admission of liability from the guilty party, you will be entitled to recover compensation. Whilst negotiating your compensation settlement, your lawyer will focus on your health and well-being, ensuring that you receive the compensation you need to restore your quality of life and maximise your independence.
Date Published: 2nd March 2014
Author: Jan Newell