How to deal with a car accident
When a road accident in Wiltshire happens it can be a huge shock to everyone involved and this makes it difficult to deal with the situation and make sure everything that needs to be done is done. If you know how to deal best with a road accident in Wiltshire then you can help the other drivers to respond well to the situation, and guarantee that the situation is dealt with as quickly and cleanly as possible.
- Breathe. The first thing to do as soon as the accident has happened is turn off your car and take a moment to breathe and calm down. If you get out of the car whilst your adrenalin is still going then you are likely to do or say something that you will regret.
- Get the cars out of the road. If you are able to, move the vehicles out of the road to clear the way for other drivers. If you do not do this then other cars may get involved in your accident and the situation can be made much worse.
- Check that everyone is OK. You should check yourself and your passenger for injuries, but also check the other car and their passengers to make sure that they are OK. There may be something you can do to help someone who has been injured and keep them alive whilst waiting for the emergency services.
- Always call the emergency services. On the off-chance that someone else has already called for you, you can never call the emergency services too often about your accident. It is better that the accident is reported too many times than not reported at all.
Compensation after a road accident in Wiltshire
If you believe that the other party in your road accident in Wiltshire was to blame, and you have sustained injuries as a result of their actions, then you may want to find a good personal injury lawyer and start with a claim for compensation.
You deserve compensation if the other driver was acting negligently and if there was nothing you could have done to prevent the accident. If you get a personal injury lawyer then they can help you to prove these facts. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your road accident in Wiltshire.
They will be able to talk you through what happened in order to decide whether you can make a claim or not, and also the claims process so you can decide whether you want to go through it or not. If you do decide to go ahead with your claim, you will be passed over to an in house injury lawyer who will work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and will also work on a 100% no win no fee basis.
Date Published: 20th March 2014
Author: David Brown