How to avoid arguments after a road accident in Suffolk Coastal
If you have had a road accident in Suffolk Coastal then one of the things you may have to deal with is the potential anger of the other driver. Even if the accident was minor, or wasn’t your fault, with all of the adrenalin pumping after an accident a lot of people interpret this as anger, and this is how road rage incidents can begin. If you don’t want to get into an argument with the other driver after your road accident in Suffolk Coastal here are some tips.
- Stay calm. If you want to stop the other driver from getting angry and starting an argument then you need to be calm to make sure that this happens. Take a moment in your own car before you get out and face the other driver, take a couple of deep breaths and focus on remaining calm. Once you feel calmer, then step out and talk to the other person.
- Be factual. Instead of placing blame or talking about what happened, run through the facts and what needs to happen next. If you are both thinking about what you need to do before you can leave the scene, such as getting each other’s insurance details, then you won’t be thinking about arguing.
- Call the police. The police need to be involved in any road accident anyway, so you may as well get them to the scene as early as you possibly can. This should stop any angry driver from confronting you or starting an argument as they don’t want to be cautioned by the police for aggressive behaviour.
- Refuse to retaliate. If the other person is still trying to get you into an argument, remain calm and speak quietly and calmly, refusing to raise your voice, as it is very difficult to argue with someone who won’t argue back.
Compensation after a road accident in Suffolk Coastal
If your road accident in Suffolk Coastal was caused by the negligence of the other driver then you are within your rights to try to claim compensation back from them. The best way to do this is through an injury lawyer, who will know the law better than you and be able to put together a case which has more chance of being successful.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team about your accident, and they will help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case to make a successful compensation claim. If you do then you will be passed over to an in-house injury lawyer who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your injury lawyer will work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and you will be kept updated as your claim progresses.