It is normal to be shocked and scared at the scene of any accident, but it is also critical that you are able to deal with the situation and do everything that you can to ensure that things are dealt with properly. If you panic and don’t do these things, the likelihood is that you will struggle to make road accident claims in Wellingborough, claim insurance or even sort out the immediate problems such as dealing with injuries.
Here are some of the ways that you can stay calm at the scene of the accident and get things sorted out as quickly as possible.
Take a breath
In the moments after your accident you should stop for a second, breathe in a couple of times deeply and wait for the immediate shock to subside. Not only will this make it easier for you to cope with everything that you need to do there and then, but it will also allow you to think about yourself and work out if you might have injuries that you shouldn’t be moving around with such as spinal injuries.
Call the emergency services
Instead of trying to remember everything that you need to do, and deal with everything on your own, you should call the emergency services as soon as possible so that they can do this on your behalf.
Not only this, but the emergency services are able to deal with serious injuries and secure the scene so that no one further gets involved or is injured.
Work with the other people involved
Even if you know that the other driver caused the accident, the moments immediately after the crash are not a time to get into an argument.
It will be easier to stay calm and get everything sorted out quickly if you work together as a team.
Making road accident claims in Wellingborough after your accident
You don’t need to make road accident claims in Wellingborough right away, but you should try to make them as soon as possible, as you only have three years to get your claim completed before an injury lawyer will find it hard to process. If you decide that you do want to make a claim for compensation, you should find an experienced injury lawyer who is happy to do this on your behalf.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident, and they will talk you through the claims process and help you to make your claim as simple as possible, with the help of experienced and professional personal injury lawyers.
Date Published: 24th June 2015
Author: David Brown