How pictorial accident evidence can help your claim
Some people who have been involved in an accident that was not their fault become overwhelmed by all the advice that they receive from well-meaning friends and relatives. Some people may be telling you that you have to get some pictorial accident evidence, I.e. photos.
At a time like this many people choose to turn to professionals who are experienced and trained in dealing with personal injury claims. These professionals can be found in compensation providers like Accident Advice Helpline. Their highly trained, professional advisors have been helping people claim compensation for personal injuries for many years now and are endorsed by Esther Rantzen, the well-known TV consumer affairs expert. Accident Advice Helpline is very familiar with all types of evidence in compensation claims and that includes accident pics. Some people who contact Accident Advice Helpline ask the following questions.
FAQs personal injury claims and pictorial accident evidence
“Should you take photographs at the scene of the accident?”
One way of demonstrating that the accident that you have suffered is someone else’s fault is to take accident pics. Many people carry mobile phones with built-in cameras and so it is not difficult to do. However, only take pictures if it safe and appropriate to do so. Do not put yourself in further danger, e.g. on a busy road, just to take accident pics.
“Will my claim be successful without photographs?”
Accident Advice helpline have a unique 30 second test which will let you know if your claim is likely to be successful. The advisors can talk you through it or you can do it online. You can then make a decision about whether to claim or not. Many claims are successful without accident pics as there are other forms of evidence. e.g. plans or sketches of the scene; your account of what happened; witness accounts etc.
“Will my personal injury lawyer charge a lot of money for looking at the accident photographs?”
Accident Advice Helpline have a national network of legal partners who are called personal injury lawyers. You do not have to pay them anything up front at all. This is because you case will be handled on a no win no fee basis.
“Do I need accident photographs of my injury?”
It is useful to have pictures but don’t worry if you have not taken any. You will be able to give details of all your medical appointments and your records can be checked. Even though your case will probably be dealt with over the telephone, it is likely that you will need to attend one appointment with a doctor for a medical assessment report to be prepared. Very few cases come to court.
“Will I get more money if I have accident photographs?”
The exact of money that any claim will get and the amount of time that it will take to resolve can never be guaranteed. This is because every case is different.
Give them a free no obligation call today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 7th February 2013
Author: David Brown