There is lots of advice out there about what you should do if you get into an accident, to make it easier for you to make road accident claims in North Hertfordshire or to claim on the other person’s insurance.
However, there are also lots of things that you should avoid doing at the scene of an accident, as doing these things could make it impossible for you to make a claim with ease, and could actually make it much difficult to recover from the accident at all. Here are some of the things that you should avoid doing after your accident.
Not only will placing blame make the other driver angry and can cause arguments and fights, it can also make it more difficult for the situation to be resolved there and then. Even if you call the police to the scene, they will be trying to take statements and get the scene cleared up as soon as possible, and if you are trying to blame the other driver this can slow everything down.
If you are of a different mindset and just want to clear the air, you may think about taking the blame for the time being, apologising for the accident or even saying outright that you were at fault even if you were not. Even if you do think that you were at fault for the accident, you should avoid saying so, as it makes it difficult for you to make compensation and insurance claims later on, even if you are entitled to them.
If your car is not damaged too badly, you may feel like you want to drive away from the scene and avoid the situation altogether. This is a very bad idea and can actually lead to you being prosecuted by the police. Stay where you are, give your statement and hand over your personal details to the other driver.
Making road accident claims in North Hertfordshire
If you want to make road accident claims in North Hertfordshire, and have avoided doing anything which would jeopardise your claim, then you should think about how best to make your claim as easily as possible.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the team and find out more about the claims process. You are under no obligation to proceed with a claim after this initial conversation but, if you do decide to go ahead, you will be able to work with an experienced and professional personal injury lawyer, working on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Date Published: 1st June 2015
Author: David Brown