Your chances of being involved in a road traffic accident in the UK are pretty high. While Britain has one of the best records for road safety, accidents happen all the time. It pays to have a good understanding of the steps you would need to take immediately after a road traffic accident in Sittingbourne.
Actions to take following a road traffic accident
It is common to enter into a state of shock following a road traffic accident. However, you must stop in a safe place, take a moment to collect your thoughts and get out of your vehicle to exchange names, addresses and vehicle registration numbers with the other party. If you fail to fulfil your responsibilities, you may face fines for failing to stop and/or failing to report your accident. The penalties for each of these offences includes a maximum fine of £5,000 and five to ten penalty points. The court also has the power to disqualify you from driving and is likely to do so if you commit both of these offences at the same time.
If you are fit to do so, you should stay at the accident scene and collect as much evidence as you can. This information may include:
• The names and contact details of any witnesses to your accident
• Detailed sketches of the accident scene
• Photos of the accident scene and the damage caused to the vehicles involved
The evidence you gather will prove extremely valuable if you decide to make a compensation claim through an accident lawyer in Sittingbourne. Accident Advice Helpline is able to offer expert advice with over a decade of experience.
Making a road traffic accident claim through an accident lawyer in Sittingbourne
If you have sustained personal injuries, an accident lawyer in Sittingbourne will be able to help you to secure a compensation settlement for your pain, suffering and financial losses. At AAH, we can match you up with a legal expert, leaving you free to rest up and recover from your injuries.
If you are ready to make your claim, simply call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our helpful advisors about the prospect of hiring a 100% no win, no fee* accident lawyer in Sittingbourne. Alternatively, fill in our 30-second test and one of our advisors will contact you about your claim.
Date Published: 6th April 2014
Author: David Brown