After any serious road accident, you should sit down when you get home and write down a list of the things that happened, to help you to remember exactly what the finer details were of the accident.
Remembering these details will help you to decide whether or not you want to make road accident claims in Oxford against the person that caused your accident, as well as helping you with things like insurance claims and speaking to the police. Although there may be a lot of other things for you to focus on immediately after your accident you should still try to write this list as soon as you can, and try to include:
What you saw
Even if you aren’t entirely sure of what you saw because of how fast everything went, you should write down as much as you can remember, and try to include all of the smaller details. This will include how fast you think the other car was going, any pedestrians and what they were doing, whether the car seemed to be struggling or not and so on.
Details on the condition of the road
Even if you think that it might impact your claim, you should mention everything you can think of about the condition of the road, including weather conditions, if there was any cracked or broken road which may have affected your vehicle, if it was dark or if any streetlights were broken and so on.
What the other driver was doing
Try to think of anything you can which will back up your claims that the other driver was at fault. Mention if they were driving aggressively or if they were speeding, if the driver was distracted, talking on a mobile phone, eating or smoking.
How to make road accident claims in Oxford
If you decide that you do have a good case for road accident claims in Oxford the next thing to do is to make your claim as quickly as possible. You have up to three years to complete your claim after a road accident, but it makes more sense to make your claim as soon as you can so that there is a better chance of your claim being completed in time, and so that the evidence is still fresh. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to find out more about making a compensation claim and decide if you do want to proceed with a claim or not.
Date Published: 3rd June 2015
Author: David Brown