If you’ve ever had a road accident in Butcombe, you will know just how much pain, stress and hassle can be caused by one. But making a compensation claim through our solicitors may open the door to some improvements to your life in the aftermath of your accident.
What to do if you’ve had a road accident in Butcombe
Firstly, you should ensure that you are all right, and that everyone else involved in the accident is also OK. Get an ambulance, if needed, and make sure that the police are called if there is any injury to anyone (and if any property is damaged).
Secondly, you should begin to gather evidence at the scene – this will help you, and the solicitors, if you decide to claim compensation. You could make a claim if the accident is the other driver’s fault, and you have become injured as a result.
What kind of evidence to gather
One key piece of evidence is the other driver’s details. Make sure you get their name, address and details of their insurer. This will be needed for the usual insurance claim anyway, and will be useful for the claim.
Take the names and contact details of any witnesses to the accident, too. Additionally, take photographs of the damage to your car – and of the damage to any street furniture. Your photos should capture the road conditions, too.
Finally, when you get home, take shots of your injuries. Keep these in a file with everything else listed above, as well as records of your medical treatment, and receipts of the expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
Getting in touch after a road accident in Butcombe
You should call us as soon as you can. You don’t want to be hanging around too long, with all those expenses mounting up – and besides, there is a deadline of three years to make a claim from the date of your accident.
You can get in touch anytime, because Accident Advice Helpline has a 24/7 hotline and two dedicated numbers:
- 0800 689 0500 for callers from landlines
- 0333 500 0993 for mobile phones
There is also the option to text “claim365” to 88010.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in business for over 15 years, and is now one of the UK’s largest law firms. Its commitment to client care has led to the company being endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen, the noted campaigner for consumer rights.
What if the other driver is uninsured?
If the other driver is uninsured, or untraced, you can still make a claim through our solicitors. Instead of pursuing a claim against the other driver’s insurer, we will claim against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau instead.
Why not call us now for no win no fee legal help?
Date Published: 9th May 2014
Author: David Brown