What should a driver in an accident do?
Obviously you will be afraid and shocked if you are involved in a road accident. However, there are things that you need to remember and then do to ensure that your road accident can be sorted out as quickly and easily as possible, and so that you don’t need to worry too much about what will happen after the accident. If you don’t do the right things immediately following an accident, you may find it difficult to get your insurance to pay out, may find yourself with the blame for an accident which was not your fault, or be unable to claim compensation. Here are some of the things you should do following your accident.
The first thing every driver involved in a road accident must do is stop. You need to give your personal details to any other drivers involved, will need to speak to the police and should check whether yourself or any other people involved are suffering from injuries which need to be attended to. You can be fined or even go to prison if you drive away after an accident, so even if it was not your fault, stop the car.
Check if anyone has suffered an injury
Check your own passengers and those present in any other vehicles to see if anyone has suffered a whiplash injury in Bonar Bridge or any other type of injury. You will need to call the police to the scene, but should check for injuries first so that you know whether you need to get the emergency services to attend the scene as well.
Call the emergency services
You will have to make a report for your accident either way, so it is worthwhile calling the police to the scene there and then so that they can make an accurate accident report. This will prevent you from getting the blame if the accident was not your fault.
How to make a whiplash injury in Bonar Bridge claim
If the accident you were involved in was not your fault, and you have evidence to back this up, you should be entitled to compensation for the whiplash injury in Bonar Bridge or any other injuries you sustained. You should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident and subsequent whiplash injury in Bonar Bridge, and they will help you to decide whether or not you want to proceed with a claim.
If you do decide to go ahead then you should be passed over to an experienced and professional injury lawyer who can make a start on your claim. Your lawyer will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve for your whiplash injury in Bonar Bridge, and will also work on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 1st May 2014
Author: David Brown