Road traffic accidents, or RTAs, are among the more serious of accident types. This is the kind of accident that just about everybody dreads because when they are bad, they can be very, very bad. There are not many things, outside of the accident itself, that could make this situation worse but it certainly doesn’t help if the accident was not even your fault.
Say you were visiting relatives in Newcastle upon Tyne, and the driver in front of you brakes suddenly and without warning. Even if you kept a safe distance from the car in front, avoiding a collision is going to be very difficult – especially if this happens on a motorway.
If anything like this happens, and you are inured as a result, it isn’t just an insurance claim that may be on your mind.
Road traffic injury claims in Newcastle upon Tyne
Making road traffic injury claims in Newcastle upon Tyne, or anywhere else in the United Kingdom, can seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. There are some very basic steps that you can take right after the accident, if you are able to. After a quick phone call, the experts can take over. That may seem oversimplified, but it isn’t really.
- Firstly, make sure that you and your passengers are okay and that nobody needs immediate medical attention – if they do then make that your priority and call the emergency services
- Provided that everyone is basically okay, quickly assess whether it safe to move your vehicle. If it is, then move it somewhere where it can’t cause further accidents or injuries.
- If possible, collect information from other people involved and any witnesses. This can include contact numbers, email addresses, registration numbers from vehicles. All of these can help and you should put them to one side for later.
- Get yourself to your doctor’s office, and have your injuries treated
Provided that the accident was not your fault, your next step should be to call a legal firm like Accident Advice Helpline and make a road traffic accident compensation claim. A professional law firm can mean the difference between success and failure for your compensation claim, so choose wisely.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline
We have been operating as a law firm, specialising in personal injury claims, since the year 2000. While legal aid for personal injury compensation claims was withdrawn, something called the ‘conditional fee agreement’ has taken its place. This agreement, essentially, made sure that accident victims could make personal injury claims regardless of their financial situation.
This idea is something that Accident Advice Helpline has embraced wholeheartedly, because we believe it is the fairest way for these things to be operated and funded. Why should an accident victim have to pay through the nose just to get a claim started – and lose everything should the claim not be a successful one? We don’t think that’s fair, so we always operate under the conditional fee agreement which is also known as no win, no fee.
For more information, or to get a claim started, just give us a quick call. From a landline we can be reached on 0800 689 0500 or, if you prefer, from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Call us today, we look forward to speaking with you and helpling you to get the justice you deserve for your road traffic injury claims in Newcastle upon Tyne.