If you are involved in a road accident with another driver, where it is clear that the accident was their fault, you can think about making road accident claims in Uttlesford against this other driver.
However, if it is very clear that the other driver was at fault for the accident, if they are driving without a proper licence, or are driving illegally in some way, the other driver may not hang around to give their information. It is not uncommon for a driver to try to escape the situation if they know that there is no way for them to get away with the accident that they have had. Here is what you can do if the other driver refuses to swap information, or just drives away at the scene.
Call the police
It is an offence not to supply your information to the police when asked, so if the driver has remained at the scene and is simply refusing to offer up their information, it is less likely that they will continue to do this once the police arrive. You need to report your accident to the authorities within 24 hours anyway, so you may as well get the police to the scene instead.
Note down everything you can
If you don’t get the police involved, or the other driver leaves the scene too quickly for you to get the police there in time, you should note down everything you can about the driver and their car, so that they can be found later.
The best thing to write down is the registration number, as this is registered to the person and will give you their name, address and insurance details. You can provide this information to the police, as well, and they can find the person on your behalf.
Making road accident claims in Uttlesford
You can make road accident claims in Uttlesford if you have the details of the other driver, as well as evidence to prove that you were not at fault for the accident. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the team about your accident. Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers to help you to get the compensation that you deserve. You can find out more about the claims process and get help deciding whether or not to pursue a claim, as well as getting started on a claim with a professional injury lawyer to help you.
Date Published: 19th June 2015
Author: David Brown