Have you been injured whilst driving?
When road traffic accidents occur, any type of road users can be injured. Although pedestrians and cyclists are particularly vulnerable on the roads, drivers and passengers can face serious injuries too. If you’ve been involved in an accident and you were driving, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you were responsible for the incident.
If another car collides with yours, the other driver could be deemed liable. Similarly, if a vehicle tries to cut in front of you and causes and accident, they should be held responsible for the incident. If you adhere to the law and the Highway Code, it’s unlikely that you will cause an accident so, if you have been involved with one, you may be able to claim compensation.
Could you make a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Stockport?
If you’ve been injured in an accident which wasn’t your fault, you should certainly be able to make a compensation claim, even if you were driving at the time of the incident. Of course, you will need to be able to show that you weren’t responsible for the accident and this may mean that you need to have evidence to back up your claim.
If you’re able to, you may want to take photographs at the scene of the accident. By assessing the position of the vehicles involved, it is often possible to determine how the accident occurred and, therefore, who was at fault.
Similarly, taking photographs of your injuries could support your claim. If you weren’t able to take photographs yourself, you may want to contact witnesses and find out whether they have photographic evidence of the incident or if they are willing to provide a statement.
What type of medical treatment did you receive?
Even if you don’t think you’ve been badly hurt, it’s always important to seek medical help after an accident. In addition to taking care of your own health, you will need to have received some type of medical treatment in order to be able to make a claim.
If you weren’t treated in hospital, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to claim road traffic accident compensation in Stockport. Even obtaining a prescription from your doctor can enable you to proceed with your claim for compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
If you’ve sustained an injury which wasn’t your fault, don’t suffer alone. To find out more about making a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Stockport, why not contact us? Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and a member of our dedicated team will do everything they can to assist you with your claim.
Date Published: 15th June 2015
Author: David Brown