The village of Wrea Green in Lancashire is within striking distance of Lytham St Anne’s, Preston and Blackpool, and is so charming it even has its own duck pond!
However, accidents on the roads happen in Wrea Green, just as they do anywhere else. While we hope one never happens to you, the reality is that it’s best to understand what to do in case you are involved in one, so that you are prepared.
Perhaps the most important thing is to stay calm – hard though that may be to do. Of course, a road accident can be very frightening, but shouting or panicking, will, unfortunately, only make matters worse.
It’s also important to keep your wits about you and to try and gather as much information as you can. Some people keep a notebook and pen and a camera in the glove compartment for this purpose.
Try and record vital information such as time, location and the details of the vehicles involved, and anyone else involved such as a pedestrian or cyclist. In the confusion of an accident’s aftermath, you may forget things, so try and note down exactly what happened before you forget.
Things like road conditions, weather and light, and which vehicles had headlamps on could also prove vital. If you can, photograph the scene and note the vehicles’ positions. You will also need to take down contact details for the other parties involved, including insurance companies.
If someone has been hurt, or if a vehicle was uninsured or seems to have been stolen, you need to inform the police.
Anyone who has been hurt in a road traffic accident through no fault of their own can claim personal injury compensation, as long as they can prove they were not to blame, and the incident happened no longer than three years ago.
Remember, you can claim even if you were a:
- Push bike rider or motorcyclist
at the time of the accident.
Choose Accident Advice Helpline as your solicitors in Wrea Green
If you’re based locally, enlisting the help of solicitors in Wrea Green is the first step in making a successful claim.
But, rather than staying local, if you appoint Accident Advice Helpline as your solicitors in Wrea Green, you’ll benefit from the backing of a national law firm, with years of experience in successfully pursuing compensation claims for clients for many different accident types.
Our work is no-win, no-fee – call us and find out more today about solicitors in Wrea Green on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 27th June 2014
Author: Jan Newell