Whether you were driving, a passenger, a cyclist or even a pedestrian, pedestiran accidents in Oldham can have serious consequences. They often end up causing life-threatening and life-changing injuries, or even fatalities. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident in the past three years, and it was caused by the reckless behaviour of another driver, then you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation. This will go a long way towards helping cover any financial losses you may incur as a result of your injuries.
If you have been involved in road traffic accidents in Oldham, there are some steps you should follow immediately which will also give you the best possible chance when putting your claim forward:
- Call the police and an ambulance: If someone has been injured in the accident, no matter how minor it seems, you need to phone the police and the ambulance.
- Take the details of the other driver and any witnesses: This should include names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance details and the registration and make of the vehicle. Getting the details of any witnesses is imperative, as these people may be able to give evidence to prove the accident was the fault of someone else.
- Take photos and notes: What was the weather like at the time of the accident? Where was all the street furniture? All of this may play a big part if the case goes to court. There may still be tyre skid marks on the road – take pictures.
- Notify your own insurance company and keep a record of costs: This includes the costs of repairing your vehicle, alternative transport, travel expenses to and from hospital appointments, prescription costs, etc. – this may all form part of your claim.
Our team of dedicated solicitors will talk you through the process and make sure you are kept up to date with your claim at all times. We deal with over 25,000 enquiries each month and handle each individual case with integrity, confidentiality and the highest standards of professionalism.
We try to get each claim settled out of court, but we will be there to support and represent you if you do need to go to court. You will possibly need to attend an additional medical assessment to determine the extent of your injuries. We operate on a no win no fee basis, so if you don’t win then there are no legal fees to worry about.
Getting advice after pedestrian accidents in Oldham
Take our online test to see if you are entitled to make a claim. This is available on our website and will also calculate how much you may receive, although this figure is not guaranteed. You can also phone up and speak to our team on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile. They can give you all the advice, support and representation that you need to make a claim.
Don’t wait until the claim period has expired. Act now and phone Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 18th September 2014
Author: David Brown