The statistics for road accidents in Great Britain make for sobering reading. True, the country stands above others in Europe in terms of road safety, and fatalities have fallen considerably in the past thirty years.
But even if we look at recent RoSPA statistics for injuries on Britain’s roads, the figure is still approaching 200,000 casualties – and that’s just the reported ones.
So if you have been in a road accident in East Yorkshire and suffered an injury, you are definitely not alone.
What should I do if I am in a road accident in East Yorkshire?
First and foremost, make sure that you and everyone else involved in the accident is OK. If someone isn’t, make sure that an ambulance is called! If there is any injury to anyone, and any damage to property, the police should be called.
Make sure you collect the contact details of the other party involved. Get their name, address and insurance company name.
Get witnesses’ details. Road traffic accidents normally draw at least a small crowd of observers, and one or two of those present have probably seen something. Make sure you talk to them.
Take photographs. Get shots of the damage to your car, any damage to street furniture, and make sure you capture the road conditions in your pictures – these should show any fog, slick surfaces or obstructions.
Why should I gather so much evidence about my road accident in East Yorkshire?
Not only will it help you to give a clear and detailed account to your insurance company (and the police, if required), but it will also assist you if you decide to claim compensation for the injuries you have suffered in your road accident in East Yorkshire.
If you call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can after the accident, you will be guided through the procedure by a friendly, professional adviser. What you tell them will be kept confidential, and you will be treated with sensitivity and empathy.
How do I get in touch?
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or, if you’re on a mobile phone, 0333 500 0993. Our lines are open 24/7, so it doesn’t matter if you want to ring us at 5pm or 5am. You can also text “claim365” to 88010.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK, and has built a reputation for excellent client care during its 14 years of practice. Such is the quality of its service, Accident Advice Helpline has been endorsed by consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
All our solicitors are 100% ‘no win, no fee*’, which gives you peace of mind in the unfortunate event that your claim is unsuccessful.
Give us a call now and put in a claim!