When road traffic accidents in Grangemouth happen, there are certain things you need to do at the scene in order to fulfil your legal obligations – but also because these things will be useful in the event that you decide to claim compensation.
What to do at the scene of a road traffic accidents in Grangemouth
An absolute must at any road traffic accident scene is that you stay there. Any drivers involved must remain there, at the scene, and give their personal details to anyone who may need them. This means the other drivers involved, first and foremost – so make sure you get the name, address, and insurance details of the other driver involved in the accident.
You should also notify the police, if necessary. If anyone is injured or there is any property damage or vehicle damage – and especially if an obstruction is being caused by the vehicles – then the police should be involved.
Besides the legally required actions…
Make sure you gather names and contact numbers for any witnesses to the accident. You may be fortunate, in that someone, or several people, saw what happened and are willing to make a statement. This could really help you in proving that the accident was the fault of the other driver.
Photographic evidence is also useful. Most mobile phones have cameras, and these cameras are perfectly capable of taking a very good photograph, so make sure you use it if you have one! Capture the damage to your vehicle, the damage to any street furniture or property and the road conditions. Later on, take photographs of any injuries you have, too.
After everything has been sorted out at the scene…
You may need to go to hospital to get checked out, or, if your injuries are relatively minor, a trip to the doctor the next day should suffice. Whatever you do, make sure you get checked out by a doctor – it’s vitally important that anything wrong is picked up as soon as possible!
This is common sense anyway, but it will also help you if you decide to claim compensation. You will have a record of the medical treatment you have received!
Once you are out of danger, call Accident Advice Helpline to make your claim.
How to get in touch with us
We have a 24/7 hotline, which is fully staffed by professional, friendly advisors. Call us anytime you like and we will guide you through the process of claiming, take your details, and, if you are eligible to claim for road traffic accidents in Grangemouth, one of our no win no fee solicitors can make a start as soon as possible.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, if you’re calling from a mobile, dial 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will get in touch with you.
We look forward to receiving your call!
Date Published: 6th October 2014
Author: David Brown