Do you need to claim road traffic accident compensation in Lichfield?
Unfortunately, accidents can strike at any time and road traffic accidents, in particular, can affect anyone. Although it isn’t always possible to predict when an accident may occur, there are things you can do to help yourself if you’re affected by an unforeseen road traffic incident.
The first thing to do, whenever an accident occurs, is to obtain medical help. If you, or anyone else, has been seriously injured, it’s likely that you will need to call the emergency services. As well as sending paramedics, police officers may also arrive at the scene.
Whilst many police officers are able to provide basic medical help, they can also secure the scene and ensure that no other motorists are affected.
However, even if no-one has been seriously hurt, it’s vital that you obtain medical help. At the very least, you should visit your doctor or the nearest hospital so that your injuries can be properly diagnosed and treated.
In addition to being essential for your own health, you will need to have received medical treatment if you plan on making a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Lichfield after the accident.
Are you eligible to obtain compensation?
If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you should be able to obtain compensation for the harm you’ve suffered, providing you received medical treatment. In order to successfully make a claim you will, therefore, need to show that you weren’t responsible for the incident.
If you’re able to, you might want to try and gather evidence at the scene of the accident. This may involve making a note of the other driver’s details and vehicle information. You could also ask witnesses for their contact details in case they are able to give a statement at a later date.
If you are able to do so, taking photographs of the scene of the accident, the vehicles and your injuries could be helpful when it comes to making your claim.
Making a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you think you might be eligible to make a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Lichfield, why not contact us? At Accident Advice Helpline we have over ten years experience as a personal injury law firm so we’re able to handle a wide variety of claims.
We’re always on hand to assist new claimants and we can provide any information you need regarding the claims process. To find out more now, or to make a claim with us today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Don’t miss out. Call Accident Advice Helpline and make your claim today.