“I was driving along and someone crashed into me. I broke an arm and cracked some ribs, and got whiplash because of the impact. I’m now without a car and I’m stuck at home for a while, apart from the hospital visits. I can’t go back to work for a while.”
This kind of situation is, unfortunately, all too common on Britain’s roads today. There is a lot of traffic out there – it’s important to keep alert to danger and prevent accidents.
Of course, many accidents are just that – genuine, no fault accidents. If you’re lucky, all parties involved will escape injury, and there will be minor damage to vehicles, at most.
Sadly, accidents may also happen to you because of someone else’s carelessness, or even deliberate criminal behaviour. If you’ve been in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you could be able to make a claim through a solicitor in Barassie.
What should I do if I’m in a car accident?
After you’ve got over the initial shock, it’s a good idea to exchange information with the other driver, or drivers, involved. Make sure you get their contact and insurance details. Also call the police – or, indeed, the fire service or ambulance – if needed.Open Claim Calculator
Do you have a camera with you? Perhaps your mobile phone has a camera function. If so, take as many photos as you can. Capture the damage to your car from as many angles as you can; also take shots of any damage to street furniture, and make sure you capture the road conditions!
Record your injuries. Again, use your camera. You might want to do this at home, after you have dealt with the immediate crisis – do it as soon as you can.
Call us, of course! Accident Advice Helpline is available on 0800 689 0500 or, if you’re calling from a mobile phone on 0333 500 0993. You can also text “claim365” to 88010.
You will speak to a professional, friendly adviser and be treated with empathy and sensitivity. What you say will be taken down in confidence, and you will be guided through the process.
Our commitment to customer care is underpinned by four key principles – integrity, dependability reliability, and accountability. The approach we take has won us the respect of consumer champion Esther Rantzen, who is our patron!
Will I have to go to court if a solicitor in Barassie takes on my case?
This isn’t likely. Most claims can be dealt with over the phone. You may need to attend one additional medical appointment, though.
To assist your solicitor, you can keep a file of all your expenses receipts as well as records of medical treatment. The payment, if your case is successful, will comprise a payment for the injuries and reimbursement for expenses such as childcare, a home help, and taxi fares.
In the unfortunate event that you don’t win your case, don’t worry unduly, because your solicitor in Barassie will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
Call us now to begin the process!