If you are involved in a car accident, you can claim compensation if you get injured and it was the other driver’s fault that the situation occurred.
But many people are unsure what to do if they are in a car accident, and understandably so – every accident throws your life off balance. But Accident Advice Helpline can answer your questions. See below for a few pointers!
What should I do immediately after the actual crash?
Safety first! Make sure you’re OK, and that everyone else is, too. If an ambulance is needed, call one, or get someone else to do it.
Should the police be called?
If there is any injury to anyone, or any damage to property, then yes, the police must attend.
Do I need to get the other driver’s details?
Yes, certainly. Their name, address, and insurance details are essential. This information will be needed for the insurance claim and the compensation claim.
What if the other driver doesn’t stop?
If you get their registration number, tell the police and they will trace the driver. But if you don’t, you can still make a compensation claim because the Motor Insurers’ Bureau will pay out.
What if the other driver is uninsured?
This is obviously bad, because your insurance premium will be affected. But again, thanks to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, a claim can still be made.
Should I get witnesses’ details?
Absolutely. Car accidents seldom go unnoticed by others – even on country lanes, there’s the possibility of another driver nearby who saw what happened. Take witnesses’ details because you will need them if you pursue a claim through solicitors in Langdale.
How do I make a claim using the solicitors in Langdale?
You can get in touch with solicitors in Langdale by calling 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also text “claim365” to 88010. These are all numbers for Accident Advice Helpline, which is a personal injury law firm.
It’s difficult for me to make calls during the day. Are your lines open late?
Our lines are open 24/7, so you can call us anytime you like!
Who will I speak to when I call?
Your call will be handled by a friendly, professional advisor who is fully trained to deal with the first stage of your claim. If you qualify to make a claim, one of our 100% no win no fee solicitors in Langdale will take on your case.
How do I know Accident Advice Helpline will do a good job?
Clients’ testimonials are available on our website, so have a read and you will see just how highly regarded we are. In fact, we have also been endorsed by Esther Rantzen, whose reputation as a consumer affairs campaigner goes before her.
Call us now to find solicitors in Langdale!
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown