Providing details to your solicitor in West Clandon after a road accident
From car crashes to motorbike accidents, there is no denying that any type of road accident is going to be traumatic and stressful. Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents occur on a regular basis. However, if you do experience a road traffic accident and it was not your fault, you will be entitled to compensation.
Nevertheless, to ensure you receive the full amount you are entitled to, you should make your case as strong as possible by providing your solicitor in West Clandon with everything they need.
What does your solicitor in West Clandon need from you?
There are some actions you will need to take then and there, i.e. immediately after the incident, if you want to have the best chance of receiving the highest amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Firstly, you should make sure you get the details of the person responsible. In most instances this will not be too difficult, as drivers should be covered by their insurance. However, there are of course incidents whereby the driver does a runner. What happens then? You will be able to make an untraced drivers claim. Nonetheless, if you can get the details, you definitely should.
It is also worth getting the details of any witnesses. In addition to this, if you have your camera or phone handy, take pictures of the scene. If there is any damage to your car or the street area this will help to make your case a lot stronger.
Now you know what you need to do immediately after the incident has occurred. This is usually the most difficult part, as it is hard to think on your feet when something so shocking has happened. After this, the next thing you need to do is make sure you receive medical attention. If you have suffered a serious injury you will obviously have no choice. However, there are individuals who suffer minor injuries and simply decide to deal with it themselves. If you do this, you will significantly hinder your chances of getting compensation. There needs to be a record of you receiving medical attention. So, make sure you take a trip to the doctors.
Last but not least, it is important to document all of the expenses you have experienced because of your accident. There are many costs that can arise because of a personal injury. For instance, you may be unable to work, and thus you could claim for a loss of income. Aside from this, there are medical expenses, potential travel costs, accommodation expenses, childcare bills and so on and so forth. Keep any documents that are relevant to this.
The final thing you need to do is make sure you arm yourself with a high quality solicitor. This is what Accident Advice Helpline can aid you with. To discuss your claim with no obligation and in confidence, ring our helpline on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile;
Text ‘claim365’ to 88010 or try the 30 second test on our website today.