When you have a road accident in Gedling, everything can seem more than a little chaotic, even if the accident has happened in a quiet area. You’re bound to attract some attention, which can only add to the stress you feel.
But the people who stop and look could prove useful as witnesses if they heard or saw the crash. As long as the situation remains calm, everything can be sorted out – even if you have suffered injuries. Once you have dealt with the immediate problems, you can think about putting in a compensation claim.
But first, take care of business
Firstly, try to remain as alert as possible. Call the police if you are injured, or anyone else is, and if there is any property damage (e.g. lampposts). Call an ambulance, if necessary, too.
Secondly, exchange details with the other driver. Make sure you get their name, address, and insurance company.
Thirdly, collect more evidence. Start with approaching any witnesses and asking for their contact details.
Photographic evidence of your road accident in Gedling
Taking photos is so important. The insurance companies, the police and your 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor – should you pursue a personal injury claim – will all find photographs very useful.
Most mobile phones can take photos, so get some snaps of the damage to your car there and then, as well as any damage to street furniture. The photos will demonstrate the road conditions, too – and later on, you can make a photographic record of your injuries for your case.
Making a compensation claim
After you have sorted out all of those things, why not pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline? Our hotline is staffed with professional, friendly advisors who will listen to you and take your details down in confidence. If you qualify to claim, they will begin the process with a personal injury solicitor.
Following a road accident in Gedling, you will doubtless be running up some expenses. You’ve lost your car, so you are using public transport; you might also have a home help or assistance with childcare.
Make sure you keep receipts for all expenses related to your injury, and record all your medical treatments. Keep everything together in a file for reference.
How to contact Accident Advice Helpline after a road accident in Gedling
You can get us anytime on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Alternatively, why not text “claim365” to 88010?
You can’t go wrong with Accident Advice Helpline. Everything we do is based on integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability. We are one of the biggest law firms in the UK because we treat our clients with respect – and this has been noted by Esther Rantzen, who is our patron!
Give us a call now to start making your claim.