Taking action after a car accident
Once a road accident in Thanet has occurred, there is going to be a lot to think about and a lot to sort out to get the situation under control. It is important that you now what protocol to follow when you have had a road accident in Thanet so that you can be sure of getting the situation resolved as quickly as possible and getting any insurance or compensation payouts that you deserve. Here are some tips on how to take action after you have been involved in an accident.
- See if there are any injuries. If anyone is injured then the situation becomes that much more critical and action needs to be taken right away. You will need to call the police and an ambulance as a matter of urgency if anyone involved in the accident is injured, so check your own passengers as well as the other car.
- Move your car. If your car is able to move, then move it over to the side of the road, somewhere it is safe and unlikely to be an obstacle to other cars, or be hit and damaged by other vehicles trying to get through.
- Get your insurance and personal details out. You should have these in the car, or at least on your person, and the police and the other driver will need to see these. Once you have established that everyone involved is safe, this is the next most important thing you should be doing.
- Take pictures. If you have a camera or a camera phone on you then take pictures of the scene whilst you wait for the police to arrive. Along with a police report, these pictures will be great evidence to back up your insurance or compensation claim.
Claiming compensation after a road accident in Thanet
If you have been involved in a road accident in Thanet which was not your fault, and you have a police report or evidence which backs this up, then you may be able to use a personal injury lawyer to claim compensation against the other driver involved.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated injury solicitors who work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your road accident in Thanet and they will help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case for a successful compensation claim.
If you want to proceed after this initial conversation, you will be passed over to an in house injury solicitor who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to process your claim. Your injury lawyer will also work entirely on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 15th March 2014
Author: David Brown