Car accidents in Sheffield can cause a range of injuries. Some injuries, such as dislocations and broken bones, are obvious. Others, such as internal bruising and whiplash, are less visible, yet equally painful.
If you are injured in a car accident in Sheffield, you will be able to receive compensation from the guilty party. However, in order to do so, you will need to take steps to substantiate your claim both before and after you leave the accident scene. Here is our guide on what to do in a car accident in Sheffield.
What to do in a car accident in Sheffield – take down the details of everyone involved
In the immediate aftermath of your car accident, you should seek to obtain the names and addresses of anyone involved in your accident. The guilty party may attempt to leave the of the accident scene as soon as possible, so you should attempt to obtain these details as quickly as you can. You should also take down the details of anyone who witnessed your accident, as you may need them to provide statements to back up your claim.
What to do in a car accident in Sheffield – seek medical attention for your injury
If you sustain an injury, you should not overlook the importance of visiting your local hospital’s A&E department. If you fail to report your accident to a doctor, you may lose out on your right to seek compensation from the guilty party.
What to do in a car accident in Sheffield – keep a log of your pain and suffering
It is also a good idea to keep a diary of events – not only the circumstances of your accident but also all the pain and suffering you encounter and the trips you make to and from your GP’s surgery or local hospital. In addition, you should keep a note of all the expenses you incur in relation to your injury, for example, lost earnings, travel cost and prescription charges.
What to do if you wish to make a claim for your car accident in Sheffield
If you wish to make a claim for your accident, we strongly advise you to call the legal team here at Accident Advice Helpline. We will take down the details of your accident, determine your chances of success and estimate the value of your claim. If, following considering your options, you decide to go ahead with your claim, our specialist personal injury solicitors will attempt to negotiate a fair settlement without taking your case through the courts.
Call us right now for support on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 on mobile.