Ever sat in your bed, either at home or in hospital, following a car accident thinking: “how do I make road accident claims in Tunbridge Wells?” You’re not the only one believe it or not, as many motorists are completely unaware as to how they go about making a compensation claim because, simply, they’ve never had to know before.
While learning to drive you’re taught all about what the various road signs mean, the speed limits, the coloured cats-eyes on the motorways, where to find your oil level under the bonnet and so on; yet you’re never really taught what to do when you have an accident.
Quite possibly this is because instructors – whether they’re professional or friends or family taking you out for a lesson on a Saturday morning – want you to feel good behind the wheel; not thinking about the negative things that happen.
This is all well and good, but it does leave people with plenty of questions relating to road accident claims in Tunbridge Wells and all over the UK if the time does ever come where they’re the innocent victim in a road traffic accident.
What do I do when I’ve had an accident?
The first thing you need to do after your accident, if you’re able to, is to call the emergency services. An ambulance may be needed to help you and any other people involved in the accident, while the police will be needed to compile an accident report and to close the road or divert traffic if necessary.
This police report would document all of the facts relating to the accident, such as the names and addresses of the drivers, the approximate speeds involved, who was at fault, the road and weather conditions and so on. This report would be used to substantiate your compensation claim if you’re eligible to make one.
So how do I make road accident claims in Tunbridge Wells then?
If you’ve been hurt in an accident out on the roads anytime in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled and eligible to claim for compensation.
This goes for all road users – drivers, passengers, cyclists, motorbike riders and even pedestrians who may have been injured crossing the road for instance.
To find out if you are eligible to claim, and how much it may be worth in compensation if you’re successful, Accident Advice Helpline have produced a 30-second test on our website. By entering a few details about the accident you can have almost immediate results on whether or not you may have a claim.
Should you choose to proceed with your case, you don’t have to part with a penny beforehand as we work on a no-win no-fee policy. We can even provide you with your own personal injury solicitor to handle the case for you while you focus on getting back to full health.
To find out more, speak to one of our personal injury experts now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 28th June 2015
Author: David Brown