When you have been in a road accident in East Lindsey, it can seem chaotic, even if it’s a relatively minor car crash on a quiet road. The aftermath is sure to get a few curtains twitching, not to mention a few emotions running high.
But it’s in everyone’s best interests if the situation can remain as calm as possible. The last thing that you need is for the situation to escalate – especially if you have suffered injury. If you have been injured, you can put in a compensation claim.
What should I do if I am in a road accident in East Lindsey?
First of all, assess the situation as best you can. Make sure that you call the police if you are injured, or there is any damage at all to property such as street furniture. You may need to call an ambulance, too, if your injuries are serious. If in doubt, dial 999.
Next, make sure you exchange details with the other driver involved. You will need their name and address, plus the name of the insurance company they are with.
After these essentials have been dealt with, provided it is safe to do so, you should begin to gather further evidence. You can start by getting contact details for any witnesses.
Do you have a camera phone?
Mobile phones today are usually equipped with a decent camera. You can take snaps of your damaged car, the other vehicle, and the road conditions, using this. Later on, you can photograph your injuries with it, too.
Photographic evidence will be very important to your case, for the insurance companies, the police – and for your solicitor, should you decide to pursue a compensation claim through Accident Advice Helpline.
How do I claim compensation?
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline. When you speak to one of our professional, friendly advisers, they will guide you through the process and, if you are eligible to claim, begin the procedure with a solicitor.
You will probably run up some expenses as a result of your road accident in East Lindsey. For example, losing your car – either while it’s in the garage or because it’s been written off – means you will have to fork out for public transport or get taxis to hospital appointments.
Ensure you keep all your receipts, and records of medical treatments. In fact, why not start a file to keep everything in, including your photos from the scene of your road accident in East Lindsey? This will be helpful during the claim process.
What are Accident Advice Helpline’s contact details?
We can be reached anytime on 0800 689 0500 from landlines, and 0333 500 0993 from mobile phones. You can also text “claim365” to 88010.
You will be treated with empathy and sensitivity, and what you tell your advisor will be kept confidential.
Everything we do is underpinned by integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability. Our patron is Esther Rantzen, the noted consumer rights campaigner – with her endorsement, you definitely know you’re in safe hands when you choose Accident Advice Helpline!
Date Published: 15th March 2014
Author: David Brown