How to evaluate damage after a road accident
If you have had a road accident, whether it was your fault or not, you will need to know the extent of the damage as soon as you can to work out insurance and compensation. Your insurance should cover damage if the accident was your own fault, but will need to know exactly what condition the car is in. If you want to claim compensation against someone else then it is even more important you know the extent of the damage. Here are some tips on working out the extent of the damage to your car as soon as possible after an accident.
You should take pictures of your car immediately after the accident, both interior and exterior, and close-up shots as well as further away. This will help any insurance or compensation company to assess the extent of the damage to your car.
Go through the car and make notes
You should list everything that was damaged in the car in entirety, even things which you may not feel are as important to mention. If you can list the brand and make of the item as well as the damage it sustained then this can help you to get the right amount of compensation.
Write a description of the accident
While the accident is still fresh in your memory it can be helpful to make extensive notes on what happened from your point of view. If you do file a claim then you will probably be asked for your account and having it written down means that you won’t forget anything.
Speak to your insurance company
The insurance company will probably need to evaluate the car themselves to work out the damages and what you need to claim back and this evaluation can help you further with a compensation claim.
How to find a good personal injury lawyer in Melton Mowbray
If your road accident was the fault of another driver, then making a claim for compensation through a personal injury lawyer in Melton Mowbray can help you to move on after the accident and pay for medical treatment and to replace any personal possessions lost or damaged.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer in Melton Mowbray and will also be able to offer you advice and support on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Your personal injury lawyer in Melton Mowbray will work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will also work entirely on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court. You can call the helpline to chase up your claim, but your personal injury lawyer will keep you updated as the claim progresses anyway.