If you’ve been in a road traffic accident and suffered personal injury, you might think about seeking the services of personal injury solicitors. Why? Because personal injury is often the result of a road traffic accident, and you could claim compensation!
Road traffic accidents
Britain’s roads are often fast, sometimes quite congested, and full of potential danger, no matter when they are used. Being a motorist these days requires a lot of skill and concentration, as well as the ability to adapt to different driving conditions.
Unfortunately, you might have your journey altered significantly as a result of the actions of a motorist who hasn’t concentrated or taken as much notice of the road conditions as they should. Yes, accidents happen – and they can happen on any type of road!
At the scene
If you are in the unfortunate situation of being in a road accident, and it is not your fault, there are certain things you’ll need to do as a matter of course.
You will obviously need to make sure that everybody, yourself included, is okay – and call an ambulance if needed (and certainly the police, if there is any injury or property damage).
You should also exchange contact details with the other driver. Make sure you get their insurance details as well as their name and address. Whilst this is a standard thing for the usual insurance claim process, this will also be of use to personal injury solicitors if you decide to proceed with a personal injury claim.
Evidence is key
Whilst at the scene of the accident, take some photos on your mobile phone. Capture the damage to your car, any damage to any street furniture, and of the driving conditions at the time.
Car accidents usually attract at least a small crowd of passers-by. Often, one or two people will have seen what happened – so make sure you collect their contact details! Witnesses’ recollections could be useful in your case.
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When you get home after being checked out by a doctor, you should also take photographs of your injuries – and think about calling Accident Advice Helpline!
Endorsed by Esther Rantzen, perhaps the most famous consumer rights campaigner in the UK, Accident Advice Helpline has been a frontrunner in the field of personal injury law for many years.
We started in 2000, and have grown to become one of the largest law firms in the UK. Everyone who works for us must abide by a strict code of conduct, at the core of which are four key principles: integrity, dependability, reliability, and accountability.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Cumbernauld we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Cumbernauld look no further than our expert service.
Dial 0800 689 0500 if you’re using a landline; from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 88010.
When you call, you will speak to an advisor, who will take your details in confidence and treat you with empathy and sensitivity. If you qualify to claim, your details will be passed to one of our teams of solicitors, who will work on a no win no fee basis with the aim of securing you a payment of compensation.
Call us now to find out more!
Date Published: 28th June 2014
Author: David Brown