When a car crash occurs, there are a few simple steps you must take to comply with the law and to make it easier for you to deal with a subsequent compensation claim. If you do not follow these steps, you may lose your right to receive compensation.
- Stay at the scene
If you are the driver, do not drive off, even if you were the only motorist involved. If you fail to stay at the scene of the accident, the police could charge you for a hit and run, even if the collision was not your fault.
- Get medical help
If you or anyone else has sustained serious injuries, call for emergency medical help. Even if you do not think you have been hurt, it is still a wise idea to visit your local GP surgery or walk-in centre.
- Do not admit fault
If you think you may have been partly to blame, do not admit fault. The guilty party may twist your words and use them against you.
- Take pictures
Whether you choose to use your mobile phone or a standalone camera, take detailed pictures of the accident scene and all the vehicles involved. If you are unable to take photographs, ask someone else to do so on your behalf.
- Exchange information
Take down the names, addresses, telephone numbers and insurance details of all the other road users involved in the crash. If you wish to make a Wells car crash claim, this information will be crucial to the success of your claim.
- Obtain the details of any witnesses
If there were any independent witnesses to your accident, make sure you collect their contact details. Eyewitness statements will form an essential part of your compensation claim.
- Consult with a Wells car crash lawyer
The experienced lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with advice on your legal rights. To discuss your Wells car crash with a member of our legal team, please call our freephone helpline.
- Notify your insurance company
You should notify your insurance company as soon as possible. If you fail to do so, your insurer may refuse to provide you with insurance cover. However, do not provide a recorded or written statement without consulting our car accident lawyers.
Our Wells car crash lawyers are here to help
Our car crash lawyers can help you to seek justice for the injuries caused by the careless actions of another road user. For a free, no-obligation claims consultation please contact us today.Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.