Writing an accident report
If you have had a road accident in the Western Isles then making an accident report is one of the things you will need to do in order to get the insurance and compensation payouts you require. An accident report will also help you to prove who was at fault in the accident and this will be information that your insurance company will want to know about as well. If you can prove that the accident was someone else’s fault then you don’t need to worry about losing your no-claims bonus and so on.
- When the accident happened. The first thing to note is exactly when the accident happened. Accident reports should always deal with facts. Mention the date and time, as well as what day of the week it was.
- What lighting there was. Describe the lighting in the area, either natural or artificial. You need to describe what the lighting conditions were so that the report gives an accurate view of what visibility was like.
- Mention the weather conditions. Don’t go into detail too much, but do mention whether the weather was fine, or if it was raining, windy and so on.
- Describe the vehicles involved. Describe all of the vehicles involved in the accident, even any that weren’t directly to blame or involved. You need to describe them fully including colours, make, model and licence plate number.
- Describe the damage to the vehicles involved. Mention whether the cars were damaged or not, and if they were irreparably damaged, inoperable or still able to be driven away from the scene.
- Mention personal details of everyone involved. This includes names, addresses, birth dates and insurance details.
What to do after your road accident in the Western Isles
After a road accident in the Western Isles when it comes to the time to decide how you are going to proceed you will want all of the information possible at your disposal. If you want to claim insurance then you will need to move ahead with the other party’s insurance company, but you will need to find a way to deal with a compensation claim on your own.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your road accident in the Western Isles. They will talk you through the claims process, letting you know what the next step is and helping you to decide whether you want to go ahead or not.
You are under no obligation to proceed, but if you do you will be passed over to an in-house personal injury lawyer 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 August 2017
Author: Jan Newell