Getting evidence for road accident claims in East Hampshire
When you decide to make a claim for a personal injury you will need to gather as much information and evidence as possible to support it. Not only will this help you to make a successful claim in the first place, but it will also help ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
But what sort of evidence do you need?
Photographs of the scene
When it comes to making road accident claims in East Hampshire it can be very useful to have photographs of the scene of the accident, and anything else that may be pertinent. Relying on the written or spoken word to explain who was where, where they were going and what they were doing can be very problematic – after all, a picture speaks a thousand words.
Photographs of the damage that has been caused to vehicles can also be very useful. The precise location of damage that has been caused to your vehicle and the other party’s vehicle can help demonstrate points of impact, and in turn show who might be responsible for the accident occurring in the first place. This will be useful for establishing liability, and ultimately settling your claim.
We know you are not going to try to get a statement from a witness at the time of the accident; however, it is worth thinking about obtaining their contact details so that a statement can be taken at a later date. If you have the relevant information to hand this can be passed over to your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor who will be able to deal with it all on your behalf.
Your medical records are a vital piece of evidence when it comes to making road accident claims in East Hampshire. This is because it will provide further evidence of the injuries you sustained at the time of the accident – assuming of course that you sought medical attention immediately following the accident rather than weeks later.
Your notes will also show the treatment you have been offered and any ongoing requirements you might have. We can then use this to determine the amount of compensation you should be entitled to.
Contact us today
Find out more about how the team at Accident Advice Helpline can help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or if you would prefer to call from a mobile you can do so on 0333 500 0993. You can even text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will give you a call back as soon as possible.
Date Published: 16th May 2015
Author: David Brown