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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    RTA injury claims


    RTA injury claims are road traffic accident claims. Do you need to know more about making RTA injury claims?  If so, read our guide below on what to do if you have been involved in a road traffic accident.

    Dealing with the immediate aftermath of an RTA

    If you have been involved in an RTA, there are some things you need to take care of immediately.These include:

    • Seeking medical attention – anyone who is injured needs immediate medical attention, even if their injuries seem slight. Shock and adrenaline can hide may symptoms directly after an accident, so don’t underestimate any pain you may feel
    • Noting who was involved – make sure you get the full details of anyone on the scene, if possible. Take the full details of anyone involved in the actual RTA, including registration numbers, addresses and if you can, a photo. Importantly, get as many details from any witnesses as possible. Try to get their names, phone numbers, even details like their place of work. It makes finding them much easier
    • Understanding what happened – try to take notes or photos about the scene of the RTA. What are the road conditions like? What about the weather and the light conditions? What direction is the sun? Is there a lot of traffic? What speed were each of the parties travelling at and what actions did they take? You may think you will remember everything, but you will be in shock. Photos are always helpful, so if you have a phone with a camera, use it.

    Making RTA injury claims

    Once you’re out of immediate medical danger, you need to start thinking about making a compensation claim.  Making a claim is easy if you work with a specialist law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. However, the longer you leave it, the harder it is to gather evidence and find witnesses, so the most successful RTA claims are those that follow as soon as possible after the accident.

    Looking out for number one

    We know that the number one priority has to be making sure you recover.  That is why Accident Advice Helpline aims to take all of the stress and pressure out of making RTA injury claims. We have been helping clients to make the most of their claims since the year 2000, making us an easy choice while you sit back and recover from your accident.

    Our RTA injury claims cover every aspect of your accident, including financial loss from attending medical appointments, losing wages, needing extra childcare and even prescription charges. Our claim process also focusses on the impact of your accident on you, in terms of pain, distress and loss of quality of life. We know that recovery is a long, hard process, but we can help make sure that you are well compensated for it. Call us today to find out how we can help you.

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    Date Published: 9th June 2013

    Author: verityking

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