Did you know that you could be entitled to make a compensation claim if you suffer personal injury caused by someone else?
We understand that it’s perhaps not the first thing on your mind when you’re in a road accident in Greater Manchester. You’re probably a bit dazed and attempting to make sense of what’s just happened – and check whether you’ve broken anything, of course.
The first thing you will do when you get out of your car is to assess the damage and then walk over to the other driver. You will want to check whether they are all right, and you will definitely need to get their name, address and insurance details.
If anyone is injured, you will also need to call the police. Perhaps, too, you will have to ask for an ambulance if you’re dialling 999. Safety is important, and that is definitely your main concern at that stage.
What else do I need to do if I have a road accident in Greater Manchester?
Basically, you should collect as much evidence as you can. Gathering as much information as you can, there and then, will help you later. You will be able to give a good, clear account of what happened to the police, the insurers – and, should you wish to claim, your 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor.
What sort of evidence do I need?
Contact details are crucial! Take the details of the other driver, of course, but don’t forget the people standing around, looking at the aftermath of the accident. A road accident in Greater Manchester seldom goes unnoticed, so ask people what they saw and get their names and numbers.
Also, take photos! Your phone probably has a camera in it, so get it out and capture the damage to your car, and the damage to street furniture such as bollards and lampposts. Later on, at home, take photos of your injuries – again, this will help your case.
When should I contact Accident Advice Helpline?
Get on to us as soon as you can after your road accident in Greater Manchester. You have only three years to make your claim, and three years isn’t as long as it seems. If you call while your mind is fresh, you will be able to recall far better what happened than if you put it off until a later date.
What’s your number?
We have two! If you’re calling from a landline, dial 0800 689 0500; from a mobile phone, use 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 88010.
Our lines are open, and our friendly, professional advisers are waiting to hear from you and listen to what happened in your road accident in Greater Manchester.
Why Accident Advice Helpline?
You want a law firm that stands head and shoulders above the rest to take on your claim. Accident Advice Helpline is endorsed by none other than Esther Rantzen, famous for her consumer affairs campaigning work. She was so impressed by our integrity and accountability driven client service that she became our patron.
Since starting in 2000, we have handled countless cases and are now one of the largest law firms in the UK. So call us now and start your claim!
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: David Brown