After a road accident, either before you head home or just after you get back, you should sit down and write down as much as you can remember from the accident as possible.
All of the information you can gather will be incredibly useful when it comes to making road accident claims in West Bromwich, talking to the police and otherwise dealing with the fallout from the accident.You will probably find it easier to write down the most information if you keep a notepad in the car and write it down as soon as possible, before you even leave the scene. Here are some of the things to note down.
Basic details of the accident
These basic details will include the time and date that the accident happened, as well as the exact address as close as you can work it out. Some places will be easier to gather the address than others, but as long as you can get down a postcode and address within the street this will come in useful.
Personal details for everyone involved
This will help you to make a compensation claim later on, claim on the other person’s insurance and report the accident to the police so that they can investigate. Take down details such as names and addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses, as well as registration details for the car.
Damage caused by the accident
If there is little time, you should note down the damage caused to your own vehicle first and take photographs if you can as this will be crucial to you getting the compensation that you deserve.
However, if you do have time, noting the damage to the other person’s car may also be helpful, in case they try to claim further damage later on.
How to make road accident claims in West Bromwich
Once you know that you have a good case for compensation and plenty of evidence to back it up, the next step is to make a start on road accident claims in West Bromwich as soon as possible.
You have up to three years to make your claim, and should be able to get an injury lawyer to work with you at any point up until three years have elapsed. However, it will be easier to process the claim earlier rather than later, so make a start as soon as you can.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to be teamed with an experienced injury lawyer and get started on your claim right away. Your lawyer will work on a 100% no win no fee basis on your claim, and you may not even have to go to court.
Date Published: 24th June 2015
Author: David Brown