Road Accident Claims Advice
There are quite a few reasons why you might need road accident claims advice. You may have been involved in a road accident in which you were the passenger in a car or you may have been the driver. You may have been a pedestrian and you were a hit by a car as you crossed the road or walked on the pavement. Many thousands of people are involved in road accidents annually in the United Kingdom so you are in good company however reluctantly you join this particular club!
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with your road accident claims advice. They have a team of fully trained advisors who will offer initial advice and assess your claim for compensation. They will pass you on to one of our team of professional legal experts who have the knowledge and experience to take your case further. They operate on a no win, no fee* basis so at this stage you have absolutely nothing to lose just get in touch with us.
You can phone us on our free phone number 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. We have advisors on standby 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
What should you do after a road accident?
- Stop the car. Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law especially if anyone is hurt, or an animal has been injured or killed or if there is damage to vehicles or property.
- Stay calm. Compose yourself. A full range of emotions may go through your body: shock, anger, sadness. Do not lose your temper.
- If anyone needs medical assistance call 999 and talk to the emergency services
- Assess the damage. Take photos, draw a sketch. You’ll need to remember details in the future if you are making a claim for compensation. Take witness details.
If someone involved in the accident asks for your contact details you are legally required to provide them. You should record name, address, telephone number, registration number and insurance details of the other drivers involved. You can then contact them about claiming insurance.
Inform the police
If for some reason you cannot swap details with the other driver at the scene, or someone is injured or the other person has no insurance then do report the accident within 24 hours to the police.
Fortunately if the other party does drive off, the owner of a car can be traced by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in England, Wales and Scotland. This is especially useful if they refuse to give their contact details at the scene of an accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
One phone call and we can take the strain. Most road accident advice claims can be processed by telephone and in most cases you will not need to attend court. We do all the work for you.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims