If you have been involved in a road traffic accident (RTA) and have been injured as a result, then you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
To find out more, continue reading, or contact Accident Advice Helpline directly. We have a helpline that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about making a Windsor and Maidenhead compensation claim, and will also be able to provide you with free, no-obligation advice about your claim.
Immediate steps to take following an RTA
If you have been involved in an RTA, it is important that one of the first things you do is contact the police or an ambulance. This means that if anyone has received a personal injury as a result of the accident, then they will be able to receive medical attention quickly.
This can also be important to help you with your Windsor and Maidenhead compensation claim should you decide to make one. Any treatment received at the scene, or following in the form of hospital attendance or referral to a GP can be recorded on your medical history. This will then go to help substantiate your claim regarding the injuries sustained in the accident.
Once everyone has been treated appropriately by medical professionals, it is important to obtain the relevant personal details of the other driver involved in the accident. Especially if this person was at fault for the accident as it will be against them (or their insurance provider) that your Accident Advice Helpline will be seeking Windsor and Maidenhead compensation on your behalf.
You will need to obtain their name, address, and telephone number. Also keep a record of their number plate, including car make and model.
Try to obtain the contact details of anyone else who was present, as they may be able to act as a witness to what happened. This, in turn, can strengthen your Windsor and Maidenhead compensation claim. If necessary and safe to do so take photographs of the scene to help your solicitor provide further evidence of what happened. If this is not possible a sketch after the event will suffice to demonstrate where everyone was at the time of the incident.
Remember that even if you were assessed at the scene of the accident you may discover that some symptoms of injury do not develop until later. This is especially the case when it comes to whiplash injuries. In order to be able to make a Windsor and Maidenhead compensation claim all the injuries you wish to claim for will need to be appropriately documented.
Contact us today
Why not give us a call and speak to someone about your claim today? Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, you can take our 30-second test, and we can tell you how much Windsor and Maidenhead compensation you may be entitled to.
Date Published: 13th July 2014
Author: David Brown