Of course you are anxious about getting your road traffic accident claim in Bolsover off to the best start. But, is it possible that worrying about doing the wrong thing is stopping you from doing anything at all? If this sounds at all familiar, check out our useful Accident Advice Helpline list of the dos and don’ts of a road traffic accident claim here.
The ‘Dos’ of a road traffic accident claim in Bolsover
After your accident DO hang around for a while. We understand that this may not always be possible. After all, if you are seriously injured you will have no choice. However, if it is at all possible there are several facts that you need to collect. You certainly need to collect the name and contact details (and registration number) of the person who caused the accident and any witnesses. If you are in an ambulance try to get someone to do this for you before you are taken to hospital.
DO get yourself some medical assistance soon after the accident. If you wake up with a very stiff and panful neck the morning after the accident this could be whiplash. Yu must get medical advice for this. A doctor will be able to tell you how to handle the injury properly.
DO keep records of everything relating to your claim. This is things like receipts, invoices and hospital appointments as well as all letters from your personal injury lawyer.
What not to do
DON’T wait a few years to start your claim thinking that you have all the time in the world. You don’t! There is a legal time limit of three years and the most successful claims are started way before that.
DON’T forget that you can claim for loss of wages as well. This is for people whose injury stops them from working. You may have some sick pay but this does not always cover your complete wages.
DON’T forget that you can claim for psychological symptoms as well. If you are feeling very anxious or are having trouble sleeping mention this to your doctor and to your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer.
Accident Advice Helpline
We do want to take on your road traffic accident claim in Bolsover. We have all the expertise to handle your claim the way it needs to be handled.
DO take the first step to start off your claim today. Don’t delay this! Just pick up your phone and call us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. We do want to help and we don’t want to wait a moment longer!
Date Published: 5th April 2015
Author: David Brown