Road traffic accidents are invariably traumatic, inconvenient and expensive. They can also be a nuisance to sort out. If you are involved in a road traffic accident, you must stay calm and composed at all times. If you fail to do so, you may forget to collect crucial evidence, jeopardising your chance of making a successful claim with solicitors in Winsford for your physical and emotional suffering.
At the scene of an accident
First, you should switch on your hazard lights and if it is safe for you to do so, get out of your car to check on everyone involved. If someone has sustained a serious injury, you should call 999 immediately and ask for professional assistance.
Once you have checked on everyone involved, you should collect as much information as you can. You should ideally take the names, contact details and vehicle registration numbers of all the drivers involved in the accident. If you have a camera or smart phone to hand, you may also wish to take photos of the accident scene. Alternatively, you should try and produce a detailed sketch of the accident scene.
Immediately after returning home from the scene of the accident
As soon as you return home, you should create a written account of the details of your accident, noting down the following information:
- The circumstances leading up to your accident, such as whether anyone was driving dangerously.
- The weather, visibility and road conditions at the time of your accident.
- The nature and severity of the injuries sustained by the people involved.
- The severity of the damage sustained by the vehicles involved.
If you wish to make a compensation claim, you will need to provide your solicitors in Winsford with all of the aforementioned details.
Looking for solicitors in Winsford?
After producing a detailed account of your accident, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline and seek advice from our solicitors. Whether you choose to call our freephone helpline or use our 30-second test, we will be able to provide you with reliable legal advice on a 100% no-win, no-fee* legal basis.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Winsford 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 Winsford look no further than our expert service.
Once our solicitors have helped you to ascertain your legal position, you must contact your insurance provider to inform them of your accident. If you fail to do so, you may breach the terms of your insurance policy. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 27th June 2014
Author: Jan Newell