What to do if you witness a road accident
Seeing a road accident can be almost as traumatic as being involved in one, as it still involves you dealing with the fallout, helping anyone who might be injured, and making a witness statement if necessary. One of the first things you should remember if you witness an accident is that you should keep yourself safe at all costs. If a car is on fire, or there is the possibility of a car exploding or other possible hazards, stay away from the scene and do what you can from where you are.
Here are some other tips for how to cope if you see an accident:
- Call the emergency services. One of the first things you should do when you see any accident or serious situation is call the emergency services and get help to the scene. As much as you may be able to help, the emergency services are more likely to be able to help those involved.
- Stay calm. Although the situation may look bad, it is up to you to stay calm and try to help those involved, who will be in much worse shape than you and need your aura of calm to help them to avoid going into shock.
- Move victims only if necessary. You should never move someone who looks badly injured in case of a spinal injury, but if you feel that their life is at risk because of fire or explosion you should make a move to get them out of the vehicle and away from the crash site as soon as possible.
- Talk to victims and keep them calm. One of the biggest ways in which you can help is to go to each victim and ask if they are okay, offer support and help them to calm down while they wait for the emergency services. This will help them to feel comforted and may be the best thing you could do for them.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Blakeney in an accident
If a road accident affected you directly, and you sustained a whiplash injury in Blakeney or any other injury you may be able to claim compensation back from the other driver, or whoever was to blame for the accident. You can do this by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to our team about your whiplash injury in Blakeney and the circumstances surrounding it.
Our team can then talk you through whether or not you have a good enough case to make a successful compensation claim, then pass you over to our experienced injury lawyers who can handle your claim on your behalf. Your injury lawyer will also work on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your whiplash injury in Blakeney claim.
Date Published: 29th April 2014
Author: David Brown