Keeping safe at the scene of an accident and making West Dunbartonshire car accident claims
Personal injury legal experts Accident Advice Helpline can help you or a loved one in making West Dunbartonshire car accident claims for compensation.
If you have been involved in a serious accident then your first priority must always be yourself and your own health. You need to ensure that you are not hurt and that if you do need medical attention that it gets to you as soon as possible. Your next priority should be to check on everyone else, and ensure that they are OK and will be able to hang on until the ambulance gets there, as well as limiting the danger to those involved in the accident and the people nearby. Here are some ways that you can do this.
- Talk to the injured. Anyone that is injured could be about to go into shock, which is actually more dangerous than it sounds and could lead to death. You should sit with anyone that is badly injured and offer them comforting words, or just a distracting conversation which will help them to avoid going into shock, as well as to keep them lucid and awake.
- Call an ambulance. As soon as you see the accident happen you should call an ambulance and let the emergency services know what has happened, how serious it appears and where you are exactly. This will allow them to get to the scene that much faster, meaning that you may be able to save a life just by doing this.
- Provide first aid. Even the most basic first aid could come in useful at the scene of a serious accident, and if you are able to clean wounds and stop bleeding then you may indirectly save lives and help people to recover more quickly.
- Intervene between drivers. Should the accident not have been that serious, your next thing to cope with will be drivers who may want to fight each other. If you can safely intervene and keep them apart, then do so.
Start your claim
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out about West Dunbartonshire car accident claims, if you have had an accident which you feel was caused by another person. The friendly, helpful team have plenty of experience in making claims and will be able to walk you through the process to make it simpler on you. If you do decide that you want to make West Dunbartonshire car accident claims, you will work with experienced personal injury solicitors, who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Date Published: 26th December 2014
Author: David Brown