A car accident is one of the most distressing things you can suffer from, and will usually leave you with financial and physical damage. In order to recover completely from a road accident it is helpful for you to claim on yours or the other driver’s insurance (depending on who was at fault) and you may also be able to make a compensation claim with a solicitor in Balmedie for your injuries. You will only be able to do any of this, though, if you take the right steps following your accident.
Protect yourself after a car accident with a solicitor in Balmedie
- Take photographs. Take photographs at the scene to show what happened and what the scene looked like. There should be a police report, but photographic evidence will back up your story much better. You should also take photographs of your own vehicle and any injuries you have suffered after the event has taken place.
- Take ongoing photographs of injuries. If you are making an injury claim then it is useful to keep taking photographs as your injuries progress, to show how they are healing and the full extent of what you have suffered.
- Keep receipts. Any paperwork you get regarding your car, your health and so on should be kept as evidence to show to your solicitor and which can be used in court. Keep everything from receipts from the garage to prescriptions for your injuries, to build up a really good image of what happened to you.
- Keep a diary. Much of your injury claim will hinge on how the accident affected your life, so it is useful to keep a daily diary which tracks your moods, any pain you are suffering and how your injuries have affected the way you go about your day.
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When you have had a road accident which was not your fault, making a compensation claim against the other driver can help to pay for damages to your vehicle as well as medical treatments and support around the home whilst you recover.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and can provide you with an experienced solicitor in Balmedie, or elsewhere in the UK, to help you to get the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team about your accident, and start making a claim.
You are under no obligation to proceed with a claim after this phone call, but if you want to you will be passed over to a solicitor who will work with you on a no-win, no-fee* basis. Your solicitor will also work entirely on your behalf, and keep you updated as your claim progresses.
Date Published: 9th March 2014
Author: David Brown