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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

    Mountain Ash car accident

    Knowing what to do immediately after you’re involved in a Mountain Ash car accident is critically important. It can determine how quickly and easily the aftermath is managed and how speedily you can get your car back on the road again. It can also help to deal with any casualties, and prepare things if you’ll be making a claim for compensation if you’ve been injured, and the accident wasn’t your fault.

    You must stop, following a car accident

    The first thing is that immediately after a car accident, you must stop. It is an offence under the Road Traffic Act not to do so. Ensure you switch your car engine off and activate your hazard lights to warn any other road users of the accident.

    Calling the police and an ambulance if necessary

    If anyone is injured, or one of the vehicles is blocking the road, you should immediately summon the police, and if necessary, an ambulance.

    You must notify the police within 24 hours

    Swap names and insurance details with any other driver involved. Do not say sorry, or indicate you accept any blame until later, if appropriate, once you know precisely what has happened. Car accidents should be reported to the police within 24 hours. If you do not do so you may be liable to prosecution, resulting in a fine, penalty points, or possibly even disqualification.

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    Things to make a note of

    It’s important to jot down a few facts and figures. It will help you later when you come to formulate any claim, either on your car insurance, or a claim for personal injury compensation, if you’ve been injured through no fault of your own.

    • Make a note of the registration numbers of all vehicles involved
    • Make a note of the date and time of the accident
    • Compile a rough sketch showing the positions of the vehicles involved in the accident
    • Make a note about the weather conditions and any other conditions, i.e. the surface of the road,the local lighting;  anything that may have a bearing
    • Make a note of the contact details of any witnesses and the names and warrant numbers of any police who arrived at the scene
    • Make a note of any damages to the vehicles and personal injuries to anyone involved in the accident
    • Take photographs if you are able to

    The benefits of using Accident Advice Helpline for any Mountain Ash car accident injury claim

    If you’ve been injured in a Mountain Ash car accident and the blame is attributable to someone other than you, we here at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to launch your claim for compensation. We are one of the leading specialist injury claim solicitors here in the UK, and when employ our services, you will benefit from:

    • Our no win, no fee’ service, as recommended by Esther Rantzen.
    • Use of our free 30 second HOW MUCH compensation calculator.
    • Our unrivalled customer support service.
    • Use of our free 24/7 helpline0800 689 0500 from landlines – 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.

    Date Published: 16th June 2014

    Author: Howie

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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