Everyone who lives or works in Renfrew hopes that they will never be involved in a car accident and will never have to start personal accident claims in Renfrew. For many, this will be true. However, thousands of people are injured in car accidents every year and inevitably car accidents will also happen in Renfrew.
Accident which was not your fault
If you have been injured in a car accident in the Renfrew area that was not your fault, then the best way to secure compensation is by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. They can provide a full legal support package on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis for personal accident claims in Renfrew.
Here are the top tips on what to do in the lead up to you starting personal accident claims in Renfrew.
Personal accident claims in Renfrew, top 5 tips
- There is only one priority after any car accident and that is is to ensure that every one is all right. The first thing that you must do is stop your vehicle. It is also very important that you take great care when you are getting out of your vehicle – there is a real risk that you may be hit by another vehicle. It is always best to keep as calm as you can. Even if the accident was clearly someone else’s fault and you are in no doubt that you will be starting a personal accident claims Renfrew case there is nothing to gained by shouting or ranting and raving at everyone.
- Your second task should be to summon medical assistance for everyone who needs it. If someone is seriously injured or trapped in their vehicle then you will need to call for the emergency services using the 999 number. Calmly explain to the operator what has happened and answer their questions accurately. Then, keep your phone with you in case the emergency services need to ring you back for any reason.
- You will then need to exchange details with the drivers of the other vehicles that have been involved in the incident. Make sure that you make a note of:
- All of the car registration number
- The detailed make and model of the cars
- The names of the registered keepers
- The names of the drivers
It will be very useful if you can obtain contact numbers for witnesses of the accident.
4. You should stay at the scene until everyone has collected all the information that they need or until the emergency services tell you that you can go. While you are waiting you may be able to make a sketch of the scene which includes the road layout and positions of the vehicles involved as well as the witnesses. Photographs are also useful – you could use the camera on your mobile phone.
5. Contact Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after the accident. They can give you some crucial early advice and support. What’s more, they will handle your case on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis. You do not have to make a claim straight away; you have up to three years. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 4th August 2013
Author: Sharon Parry