Road traffic accidents can be terrifying. Even minor bumps and scrapes can have far-reaching consequences, causing you to suffer physical, emotional, and or financial harm.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in Winchcombe, you should follow these steps to ensure that you are able to receive compensation for any injuries and financial losses you are unlucky enough to suffer:
Seek medical assistance
Often, the injuries caused by a road traffic accident will not be immediately apparent. Unless you are certain that you have not sustained any injuries, you should seek immediate medical attention from your local A&E department or general practitioner’s surgery.
Before contacting out team of experienced solicitors in Winchcombe, you should collect as much evidence as you can.
If it is safe for you to do so, you should return to the accident scene to take photographs of the location of your accident, capturing any external factors that may have contributed to your collision, such as potholes and debris.
You should also create a list of all the financial losses you have incurred as a result of your accident, including any lost earnings, medical treatment charges and travel expenses.
Protect your rights – enlist the help of solicitors in Winchcombe
Once you have gathered as much evidence as you can lay your hands on, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline and hire the services of our team of accident solicitors in Winchcombe.
To get in touch with us, simply call our 24/7 Freephone helpline or use our 30-second test.
Contact your insurance company
In the immediate aftermath of your accident, you may need to contact your insurance company to provide them with an official statement. Before you do so, you should call Accident Advice Helpline and seek legal advice from our accident solicitors in Winchcombe.
Our experienced legal professionals can provide you with 100% no win, no fee* representation, which means that you will be able to access immediate advice without incurring any upfront fees.
Contact the police
If your accident was caused by an uninsured or untraceable driver, you should also report your accident to the police.
The Motor Insurers Bureau will be able to compensate you for your personal injuries and financial losses. However, they will only be able to do so if you can prove that you contacted the police within five days of your accident.
Call our team now on: 0800 689 0500 to begin taking the steps to move your claim forward.
Date Published: 16th June 2014
Author: Jan Newell