What to do if you have an accident is a very important question
No matter how careful we are in our day-to-day lives, accidents happen. Fortunately, for most of us the accidents in which we are involved are minor and result in little more than a bit of a fright. However, for some people who get into an accident, luck is not on their side and they end up suffering a personal injury as a result. It’s at this point you might be asking ‘what to do if you have an accident?’
If you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, then you are entitled to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you start that process with advice, support and by putting you in touch with a specialist solicitor who can help you to progress your case. By getting in touch with us as soon as possible after the event, we will be able to help you decide on the best course of action right from the start and ensure that you don’t do anything that could jeopardise your chances of making a successful claim.
What to do if you have an accident
The first thing to do is to seek treatment for your injuries. This may be as simple as popping along to your local doctor’s surgery, but in cases of more severe injuries make sure it’s the ambulance you call first. Some injuries are made worse the longer they are left untreated, so seeking medical help should be your number one priority.
Reporting the accident to the police is also a recommended course of immediate action, as this gives your situation a reliable independent witness and ensures the details of the accident are thoroughly recorded. When you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is critical that the details of the situation are noted, inspected and that witness names and addresses are taken, as this is valuable evidence in court. By engaging the police, you can be confident all the necessary details will be taken down by the investigating officer, leaving you free to go off and get help for your injuries.
Keep a record of everything relating to your accident. By making a note of doctor’s appointments you attend, people you speak to on the phone and the inconvenience and pain you suffer so there will be a clear trail of evidence for your solicitor to follow when the case is brought to court. If you are left out of pocket through taxi fares, prescription charges or other expenses relating to your injury, all this can be claimed back as part of your compensation, so keep a folder of receipts and bills as evidence for this.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
We are a well established law firm who have all the knowledge and experience necessary to help you process your claim as smoothly and easily as possible. We can offer you a specialist solicitor to deal with your accident claim, and all of our solicitors work on a no-win ,no-fee basis so we can guarantee you access to legal help no matter what your own financial situation is. If you aren’t sure whether you can claim, take our 30-second test today or call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to have a chat with a friendly, professional advisor.
Date Published: 28th June 2012
Author: David Brown