Do you ever find that, most of the time, we go about our everyday lives on auto-pilot? We stick to our routines; we go to the same places day in, day out, and deviate little from our comfort zone.
When something goes wrong, though, we know. If something’s not the same as it usually is, we notice it. It could be that a tree has been chopped down, or a window has been smashed; it could be that there are roadworks, or that a water main has burst.
The same applies in an accident. You might not know how you got from first to third gear, but you will certainly know when someone ploughs into the back of your car because they set off in a hurry, but your car was still waiting at the traffic lights or sitting at a junction.
In circumstances such as those above, you could sustain a whiplash injury in Shawlands. What do you do?
Follow this procedure
First of all, you should make sure that you are alright – and that your passengers are, too! Also make sure no one else involved in the accident is injured. If anyone is, then you need to call the police. You might need an ambulance, too, but you’ll certainly have to involve the police. This applies if there is any property damage, too.
Secondly, exchange your details with the other driver. You’ll need their name, address and insurance details.
Thirdly, gather the contact details of witnesses to the accident.
Fourthly, take photographs of the damage to your car. Capture the road conditions, too. Take as many pictures as you can.
These third and fourth steps could be very useful if you decide to pursue a claim for whiplash injury in Shawlands.
Why you might wish to claim
You could end up suffering financial trouble as a result of your whiplash injury in Shawlands. If you need to take time off work, you could lose wages; if you need to hire a home help and take public transport, you could be paying out for things above and beyond your usual needs.
Call Accident Advice Helpline about your whiplash injury in Shawlands
If the accident you were in was caused by the other driver, then you could be eligible to claim – so why not call our 24/7 hotline now, and speak to an advisor?
If you are eligible, the advisor will pass your details to one of our team of no win no fee solicitors, and they will get to work on your case. If you’re successful, you will receive a payout.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile; alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will get back to you.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Date Published: 18th August 2014
Author: David Brown