Have you ever been in a car accident in Derry? If so, you will know how difficult it can be in the days and weeks following that scary moment on the road. Many people are aware of the concept of insurance claims following a road traffic accident, but some are unaware that accident victims can also claim compensation if the accident was caused by the other driver. When this is the case, our solicitors in Derry at Accident Advice Helpline can help you. Here’s how.
At the scene
You should take the name, address and insurance details of the other driver. This is standard practice in a road traffic accident anyway, as is calling the police, who will need to attend the scene if there is any injury to anyone, or any property damage.
Road traffic accidents are often seen by others, so make sure you gather the contact details for any witnesses to the accident. Their accounts will be useful to your compensation claim.
Make sure you take photographs, too. Capture the road conditions, the damage to your vehicle, and any property damage that has been caused.
When you get home
You may have had to go to the hospital; otherwise, you will very likely visit your GP. Either way, make sure you keep a record of your medical treatment. It is best to start this record as early as possible, so we would advise you to begin a file, to which you can add records of your ongoing medical treatment.
At home, you can also photograph your injuries in the privacy of your bedroom or bathroom. Add these photographs to the file as well.
All this evidence will help our solicitors in Derry when they are processing your compensation claim.
Costs can mount up
It is astonishing just how much money you can spend when you have had a car accident. You can’t drive, so you need taxis and buses to get around. You may also need a childminder to look after your kids, and possibly a home help for all the cleaning and cooking that you are unable to cope with.
All of this costs money, and you wouldn’t have had to spend any of it if it hadn’t been for the accident that was caused by the other driver. So keep receipts of these expenses in your file!
Looking for solicitors in Derry?
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Derry 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 Derry, look no further than our expert service.
These numbers will get you through to one of the largest law firms in the UK – a law firm that prides itself on its commitment to integrity, dependability, reliability, and accountability. Everyone who works for us must adhere to these core values.
You don’t have to leave it until you have your file in place to start your claim; in fact, you can ring us anytime! Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Mobile users can also text “claim365” to 88010.
Why not get on the phone now?
Date Published: 20th May 2014
Author: David Brown