When you have a road accident and get injured, your life changes. Whether it is a minor prang or a huge crash, a road accident causes injury – and if it is someone else’s fault that the accident happens, you can claim compensation through solicitors in Holloway.
What should I do if I’m in a road accident?
First of all, check to see that you are all right – and when you’ve done that, make sure anyone else involved in the accident is also OK. Dial 999 and ask for an ambulance if needed, and you must notify the police if there is any injury to anyone or any property damage.
Secondly, exchange details with the other driver. You need to get their name, address, and insurance details. Also get contact details from any witnesses. A car accident often has witnesses, especially if it happens in a residential area. Someone could have seen something from their window, for example.
Thirdly, gather evidence. This serves the purpose of satisfying your insurer, but also solicitors in Holloway, should you decide to put in a claim.
What evidence should I collect?
Most mobile phones have a camera function, so you can take photographs of the scene straight away. Photograph the damage to your car, any damage to street furniture, and capture the driving conditions (e.g. rain, fog, strong sunlight).
When you get home and you have calmed down after the shock of the accident, write an account of what happened. Collect your thoughts and record as much as you can remember. This will help when you are talking to your insurer, the police – and solicitors in Holloway.
Is there anything else I should collect if making a claim?
To demonstrate how the injuries you suffered have affected your life, make sure you take photos of them. You should also keep records of the medical treatment you have undergone.
Also, keep receipts of any expenses you have incurred. Many people need to use taxis to get to and from hospital, and to go shopping. Some may have to pay a home help to go shopping and do other household tasks. If you’re paying for something because of the accident, keep a receipt.
Your earnings may also decrease because you are off work, so hang on to your payslips, too!
How do I actually make a claim through solicitors in Holloway?
To find 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitors in Holloway, simply pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline! Our lines are open, so it doesn’t matter when you call. Dial 0800 689 0500 if you’re on a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also text “claim365” to 88010, and someone will get back to you.
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