If you are involved in an accident, or even find yourself at the scene of an accident and trying to help any of the accident victims, it is crucial that you remain calm and in control, at least until the emergency services arrive. Panicking not only stops you thinking clearly and makes it much more difficult to deal with the situation, but if you personally have been injured then it puts you at risk of going into shock, which can be fatal in extreme cases. Here are some tips on remaining calm after an accident.
- Take a moment
Obviously acting quickly can be crucial in some accidents, to get yourself out of danger or prevent someone from dying of their injuries. But if you take a moment to breathe and assess the situation before you go rushing in then you are more likely to act effectively and actually help in the situation.
- Get help
You cannot deal with everything on your own. It is simply your job to deal with any first aid, or even just try to stay out of shock and remain calm until someone else can take over. For this reason you should call the emergency services as soon as possible to be sure that they are on the way. Knowing that an ambulance is coming can help to keep you calm anyway.
- Think of family/friends
In a serious accident one of the things that will keep you focused and calm is thinking about your loved ones and how you need to get through the situation in order to get home safe to them. Just thinking about the people you love might help you to stay calm.
When to make a no win no fee* Bridport claim
If you have had an accident and believe that is was the fault of another person, then you may be entitled to make a no win no fee* Bridport compensation claim against the other party. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of no win no fee* Bridport compensation claims, and has a team of dedicated and experienced personal injury lawyers to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your accident and an advisor will help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case to make a no win no fee* Bridport claim.
If you do then they can pass you over to personal injury lawyers who will handle your case on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and will work entirely on your behalf so you shouldn’t even have to go to court. You will be able to chase up your claim and get further advice and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the helpline, and your personal injury lawyer will keep you updated as to the status of your claim throughout.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown