What to do after an accident
Being in an accident caused by another party can leave you shaken, shocked, and angry. While you process what has happened, it can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn. However, there are some important steps you can take after the accident that can be invaluable if you later want to make a personal injury accident claim in Gwynedd. Here, we outline a few of the most important things you can do to help you make a successful claim:
Report the accident
Even in cases of a minor accident, it’s important to always report it to the relevant authorities. This can help ensure all the circumstances are properly documented, including who was responsible for the accident. This is especially important when it comes time to make a personal injury accident claim in Gwynedd, as you must not have been in any way at fault in order to pursue compensation.
Seek medical attention
Whether it is administered at the time of the accident on the scene, at the nearest A&E department, or even at your local GP several days after the fact, medical treatment should be given to aid your injuries. Not only can this help relieve pain and quicken your recovery, but it can also help you when it’s time to make a claim. If there is evidence to support you were indeed hurt in the manor and to the extent to which you claim, this can make your solicitor’s life much easier.
See if you could claim
You have up to three years to make a claim for compensation, so there is no immediate rush to take any legal action. However, the sooner you do, the sooner you could be on your way to be receiving compensation. You can get an idea of whether you could claim, along with how much this could result in financially, by taking our 30-second test online.
With Accident Advice Helpline, it is straightforward to get a personal injury accident claim in Gwynedd underway. We will strive to process claims over the phone wherever possible, and to give you the advice and legal representation you need throughout the claim.
As a no-win, no-fee* law firm, we do not require any money upfront to get a claim started. This can be a huge source of relief for our claimants, as many people are left to struggle both financially and physically following an accident.
With a team of nationwide solicitors standing by, Accident Advice Helpline is ready to help you seek justice following an accident. To find out more, contact Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to start your personal injury accident claim in Gwynedd.
Date Published: 3rd July 2015
Author: David Brown