You should always call the police to the scene of a road accident, so that you have professionals working with you and the other driver to ensure that you are both safe and that the situation is resolved as quickly and cleanly as possible.
If you want to make road accident claims in South Hams against the other driver because of your accident, the best way for you to do so is to use the police report in tandem with a medical assessment, to prove what happened in your accident and the damage that was sustained. Here are some of the other things that the police will do at the scene of your accident.
Compile a police report
A police report is a valuable piece of information for making compensation and insurance claims, but also simply to help them to investigate what happened and prosecute anyone who needs to be prosecuted. If you know that you were not at fault for your accident, a police report will only be of help to you.
Close the roads
Closing the roads means that no other vehicles are likely to get involved in your accident and make things even worse, or cause injuries that have not yet been sustained. It keeps everyone at the scene safe and ensures that you have the chance to deal with the situation without having to deal with traffic.
Take your details
Yours and the other driver’s personal and insurance details will be taken to make it easier to get the situation resolved for both of you, claim insurance and compensation and so on. These details will be added to the police report, which you can get a copy of as and when you need.
How to make road accident claims in South Hams
You should be able to make road accident claims in South Hams against the other driver involved in your accident as long as you have evidence which proves that they were at fault.
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 about your accident and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation. You will be passed over to experienced injury lawyers, working on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation that you deserve, and may not even have to go to court if the team are able to settle your claim more quickly.
Date Published: 4th June 2015
Author: David Brown