Road traffic accidents - what to do next

When you think of a road traffic accident you immediately think of drivers, people who drive cars, vans and buses. However, road traffic accidents also affect pedestrians, passengers and cyclists. If you have been the unfortunate victim of a road traffic accident then here are a few things you need to remember.

Step one – Don’t admit liability

Whether it appears that you are at fault or not, it is wise not to accept liability. When you decide to make a personal injury claim your personal injury lawyer will be able to determine where the blame for the accident lies.

Step two – Driver details

Make a note of the drivers details. From their name and contact details to their insurance details and vehicle registration, this information is essential.

Step three – Take pictures

Take as much evidence from the scene as you possibly can. Mobile phones can come in very handy at the scene of a road traffic accident as you will be able to take pictures of the damage to your vehicle as well as the surrounding area, such as road position and angle at which the crash happened. All the information you are able to collate at this point will be of value to you when you make a personal injury claim.

Step four – Witness details

If there were people who were witness to the incident then it is important to take their name and number. Ask them to act as a witness should anything be contested in your claim.

But most importantly, if you are badly injured in a road traffic accident then make sure you seek medical attention. Following the incident, even if the injuries seem minor, you should visit a doctor or your local hospital. They will be able to check you for any signs of concussion, whiplash and to assess any injuries you may have endured. This will also be valuable to your case as this will help your personal injury compensation claim.

From whiplash to serious head injuries, solicitors such as Girlings Solicitors will be able to help you submit a claim. Even if the driver responsible for your accident was uninsured, a claim can be made.

Money upfront (up to the value of £1000) may also be provide if the insurance company admits liability. This means that should you need a new car in the interim or help with any medial bills or prescriptions then you will be able to cover some aspects whilst your claim is going through.

If you’ve been the victim of a road traffic accident then contact today on 01227 768374 for a free appointment. There is no obligation and Girlings Solicitors operate on a no win no fee basis. So, if your claim is not successful then there are no fees or charges. They will submit the claim for you and act on your behalf to deal with insurance companies and to ensure that you get the right compensation for your accident.

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