If you have been involved in a Richmond upon Thames car accident, it is likely that you may be entertaining the notion of claiming compensation. On this page, we are going to take a little look at a few things that you will need to do at the scene of the incident if you wish to boost your chances of claiming the compensation that you are entitled to.
Call the police
There are many people out there who, upon being injured in a Richmond upon Thames car accident will be reluctant to call the police. These people do not seem to want to bother the police officers. However, don’t worry as the police who attend the scene of the incident will be dedicated traffic police officers. It is their job to help you out!
You should make sure that you call the police, even if the incident is fairly minor. You see, the police will be incredibly important when it comes to the evidence gathering process. Without the report that they produce, it can be difficult to determine negligence.
Visit the hospital or doctor
You do not have to necessarily go by ambulance. In fact, if you can make your own way to the hospital or doctor and are not in immediate need of medical attention, you are encouraged to make your own way to the hospital. The reason why you need to go here is the fact that we at Accident Advice Helpline will require the medical report to proceed with your compensation claim.
Without the medical report, we will be unable to provide assistance. As you may well know, the job of the medical report is to highlight the extent of your injuries and it is this which will be used to determine how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Gather witness statements and other evidence
We must stress that you should only do this if you are healthy enough to do so. Medical attention is your main priority. If you can, however, then make sure you gather witness statements from people at the scene of the incident. Talk to them, find out what they saw. You should also make a note of their details.
You should also try and write down what you believe occurred on the day of the accident. Do this as soon as possible. Even a few hours could greatly reduce how much you are able to recollect. Some people find that it is easier for them to take photographs and videos of the scene.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline if you have been involved in a Richmond upon Thames car accident
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.