The statistics for road accidents in Great Britain make for sobering reading. True, the country stands above others in Europe in terms of road safety, and fatalities have fallen considerably in the past 30 years. Despite this, incidents still occur regularly and, if you have been in a road traffic accidents in East Yorkshire and suffered an injury, you are definitely not alone.
Taking action after road traffic accidents in East Yorkshire
First and foremost, make sure that you and everyone else involved in the accident is OK. If someone isn’t, make sure that an ambulance is called. If there is any injury to anyone, and any damage to property, the police should be called as well.
Make sure you collect the contact details of the other party involved. Get their name, address and insurance company name.
Get witnesses’ details. Road traffic accidents normally draw at least a small crowd of observers, and one or two of those present have probably seen something. Make sure you talk to them.
Take photographs. Get shots of the damage to your car, any damage to street furniture, and make sure you capture the road conditions in your pictures – these should show any fog, slick surfaces or obstructions.
If you’re affected by road traffic accidents in East Yorkshire, obtaining evidence could help to prove who was at fault and who caused the incident to occur.
Claiming injury compensation
Not only will obtaining evidence help you to give a clear and detailed account to your insurance company (and the police, if required), but it will also assist you if you decide to claim compensation for the injuries you have suffered in road traffic accidents in East Yorkshire.
If you call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can after the accident, you will be guided through the procedure by a friendly, professional adviser. What you tell us will be kept confidential, and you will be treated with sensitivity and empathy.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
We are one of the UK’s most well-known personal injury law firms and we help numerous claimants each year. If you’ve been hurt on the roads and you weren’t at fault, we may be able to help you make a claim. However, you’ll need to have received medical treatment for your injuries in order to be eligible to take action.
To find out more, contact us now on 0800 689 0500 or, if you’re on a mobile phone, call 0333 500 0993.