It doesn’t matter how careful or experienced a driver you are. The reality is that accidents happen. Knowing what to do after an accident can help reduce the stress and difficulty of sorting everything out after the fact.
Seek Medical Attention
If you have been in a car accident, the first and most important thing you need to do is seek medical attention for yours and your passengers’ injuries.
According to the law, when involved in an accident, all drivers must exchance certain details at the scene. You should get the names, contact information and addresses of everyone involved. You should also request their insurance details.
Once you’ve written down all their personal information, take down other details such as the license plate, make, model and colour of the other vehicle(s). You will be required to provide the same personal information to the other parties involved as well.
If you have sustained injuries as a result of the accident, you may have grounds to seek whiplash compensation. Gathering as much evidence as possible will help to strengthen you case should you choose to bring legal action.
It’s important to keep an emergency accident kit in your vehicle. The kit should include: a pen and paper, a disposable camera and a blanket. It’s a good practice to document everything you can when you’ve been involved in a car accident. Write down everything you remember about the accident, including details such as the events leading up to the accident, the road conditions, street names and the time of day, to name a few.
Try to take lots of pictures, too. You should try to document the road layout, position of vehicles involved and the damage.
Claim for Compensation
Generally, car accidents and any consequent injuries result due to another driver’s carelessness or recklessness. If you have sustained injuries as a result of another driver’s negligence, you may want to consider claiming for compensation. Whiplash compensation can assist you in recovering the costs of medical bills or lost wages.
We recommend that you consult with a personal injury lawyer. He or she will listen to your story and determine the strength of your case and whether or not is has a good chance of success in court. If your claim has merit, our team of personal injury lawyers will accept injury cases on a conditional No Win No Fee basis, meaning there is no financial risk to you.
The evidence you gathered at the scene of the accident will help your lawyer build a strong case and get you the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been in a road traffic accident and you’re looking to file a claim or learn more about the No Win No Fee system, contact our team of expert advisors today.