A road accident is stressful enough that it is normal for you not to do everything right at the scene. You can’t be expected to remember all of the things that you should be doing when you have had a road accident, when you are dealing with the stress and shock of having been in an accident in the first place.
You need to report an accident to the police within 24 hours of it occurring, although most people will call the police to the scene. If you don’t call the police to the scene then you will need to try to deal with the accident on your own. Here are some ways for you to do this, so that you should still be able to make road accident claims in South Gloucestershire.
If the police are not there making police reports then you need to do what you can to gather as much evidence as possible, and ensure that this evidence is strong and cannot be argued against. Photographs are one of the strongest forms of evidence you can have, as they provide images of the scene which show exactly what happened and what the damage was, without any potential bias.
Take witness information
Witnesses are also a valuable form of evidence, particularly if they are not tied to you and were just present at the scene. You do need to contact the police to let them know what happened in your accident and can also provide them with witness details so that they can add this to their report.
Check that everyone is safe
Even if you don’t want to call the police to the scene, if there are any injuries or you are concerned that the scene is not safe, you should call the emergency services to deal with the injured and clear the scene so that it doesn’t cause further accidents.
How to make road accident claims in South Gloucestershire
Making road accident claims in South Gloucestershire is easy if you work with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer, who will be able to work with you and on your behalf to get you the compensation that you deserve.
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 get help deciding whether or not you want to make a claim. If you do then you will work with a professional solicitor, working on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get your claim processed.
Date Published: 4th June 2015
Author: David Brown