What you can do to help at the scene of a car accident
Whether you were involved in a car accident or just close by when you saw it happen, there are various things you can do in order to ensure that everyone involved is kept safe and that the situation is dealt with. Many people are apt to panic if there is a car accident which is why it is so important that you hold down your panic and move in to help as soon as possible. If you are able to provide the help that the drivers and passengers need, then you may help to save lives. If you would like legal help for a car accident in Uttlesford, get in touch.
How to get legal help for a car accident in Utttlesford
If you were involved in the car accident and the accident was the fault of someone else, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. The best way to do this is through a personal injury lawyer, who will be able to work with you to put together a strong case for compensation, which is more likely to be successful.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience with personal injury claims, and works with dedicated personal injury lawyers, who will help to get you the compensation you deserve for your Uttlesford car accident . You shouldn’t have to go to court, because your lawyer will work on your behalf, and personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee* basis on claims. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your car accident and make a start on your claim.
- Warn other people. As an observer one of the best things you can do to stop the accident getting worse is to warn other people on the road of the accident up ahead. There are various ways in which you can do this, the most effective being to place a warning triangle on the road. If one of these is not available, then waving can be quite effective, and you should also tell the drivers to put on their hazard lights.
- Work on decreasing any risk. This means getting all passengers and drivers out of their vehicles and at a safe distance, as well as getting the emergency services to the scene as quickly as physically possible.
- Assess any injuries. If the accident has been quite serious then it is more than likely that there will be injured parties. Even if you are not a trained first aider, you can look over victims and see what injuries there are and who is the most seriously injured, saving time when paramedics arrive on the scene.
- Perform simple first aid. Anything you are able to do to make victims more comfortable will be greatly appreciated, and can even save lives.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown