Making road accident claims in Test Valley isn’t as difficult as some people believe.
A lot of motorists and road users are fortunate that they have never been involved in a road traffic accident; but this also means that reporting an incident and claiming for compensation is something they don’t understand, because they’ve never had to worry about it before.
When the time comes that they have to put in a claim because they’ve been in an accident, it’s just another headache they don’t need on top of the stress of the accident.
The timescale involved in the claims process is something that puts potential claimants off. Especially when you combine it with the number of medical appointments they’re already dealing with as a result of the accident.
However, it’s not as long and drawn out a process as people might think with only a few steps to follow in order to report the accident and make your claim.
Step one – contacting the police
The first thing you need to do if you’re involved in an accident is to call the emergency services, especially the police. They will need to come out to the scene of the accident in order to divert traffic or even close the road if it is particularly serious and additional medical services are required.
Having established the causes of the accident and dealt with the traffic, the police will then compile a report documenting their findings, and this will be made available to you and will help with your subsequent road accident claims in Test Valley.
Step two – collect information
Collecting any information you can at the scene will also be helpful.
The names and contact details of any witnesses will help when it comes to the police investigation and also any insurance or compensation claims. The time, date and weather conditions will be key to explaining the incident; as will the approximate speeds involved.
Step three – find out how to make road accident claims in Test Valley
The final step is to contact Accident Advice Helpline in order to find out if you’re able to claim for compensation and to ask any questions.
Our team of experienced and approachable personal injury lawyers are here to provide answers and advice relating to the claims process and you are under no obligation to continue with it should you choose not to.
You can find out if you’re eligible to make a claim by taking the 30-second test on our website; and we work on a no-win no-fee* basis meaning that you don’t have to pay us a penny in advance.
To learn more, call now on 0800 689 0500 or ring 0333 500 0992 from a mobile.
Date Published: 28th June 2015
Author: David Brown