Have you had an RTA?
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident then you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today and speak to our solicitor in Higham to find out more?
If you have been unlucky enough to have experienced an RTA then our solicitor in Higham has decided to put together a list of steps you should take in the event that you are affected by this type of accident.
Steps to take
- If you have been involved in an RTA and you, or anyone else involved in the accident, has suffered a personal injury, then you should call an ambulance and the police.
- You should also arrange for details to be taken of everyone directly involved in the accident, as well as passing on your details to others. This will include name, contact details, insurance details, car details (including make, model and registration). You should also attempt to get the contact details of any witnesses who would be willing to contribute.
- Where possible it is advisable to take photographs of the scene of the accident. With changes in modern technology this is often a lot easier than it used to be with most people owning camera phones. If you can’t take photographs then it is advisable to make a detailed sketch as soon as possible after the event to records all relevant details. You can always return to the scene of the accident at a later date (although as soon as is practicable) to take photographs. There may still be signs of the accident (for example skid marks) and regardless, a detailed photograph of the actual scene where you can pinpoint the direction other vehicles were coming from will still be useful for your solicitor in Higham.
- If you are in need of medical attention it is important that you attend hospital or see your GP as quickly as possible. Such attention will be recorded on your medical notes and will form part of the evidence that your solicitor in Higham is likely to use to help substantiate your claim.
- If you do not feel you have been injured, but later develop symptoms, it is important you see a GP as soon as symptoms present themselves. Some injuries such as whiplash take a while to establish themselves so it is important you do not ignore them when they do occur.
- Notify your insurance company who will arrange the vehicular aspects of your claim.
- Keep a diary of all expenses as well as physiological and psychological symptoms.
- Contact an Accident Advice Helpline solicitor in Higham to start your personal injury claim.
Speaking to an expert solicitor in Higham
Here at the Accident Advice Helpline you can find out if you can make a claim by taking our 30 second test or speak to an expert solicitor in Higham.
Call us today to find out more about the process…
For expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown