We all know what we need to do to minimise our chances of being involved in an accident, including taking our time with activities and being careful on the road. No matter how careful we are though, we cannot control how other people behave. Unfortunately, the behaviour of others can often lead to an accident.
If this is the case, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. To do this, you should contact personal injury claim solicitors in Knowsley. There are various things to do before you make your claim, such as:
Seek medical attention
You should always seek medical attention after being involved in an accident. This is for your own welfare, to check that you haven’t been hurt, but also for evidence to support your claim. In order to make a claim for compensation, you will need to be able to prove that you were injured and medical records will show this.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to have been physically hurt, you could also have suffered psychological injuries, which is quite often the case. Psychological injuries include anxiety, stress and depression. It is a good idea to have medical records to support your claim, before you speak to personal injury claim solicitors.
Speak to the police
You should report your accident to the police if it is a major event, such as a road traffic accident. If your accident involved a slip, trip or fall, you generally wouldn’t report this but it may help with your claim for compensation. The police will write up a police report, which can be used as evidence to support your claim.
There are other pieces of evidence which can be useful as part of your claim for compensation, including photographs and witnesses to the accident. You should find as much evidence as possible to support your claim, as this will give you a better chance of success.
Make a claim to personal injury claim solicitors in Knowsley
When you have your evidence ready to support your claim, it is time to contact personal injury claim solicitors in Knowsley. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have more than 10 years experience of handling personal injury claims and will handle your claim with sensitivity and patience. We are also championed by consumer rights activist Dame Esther Rantzen.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to assist you.
Call us today to find out more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 28th August 2015
Author: David Brown