Car Accident Guide
If you have been unfortunate enough to have been involved in a car accident, the steps below may help you by informing you of what action you need to take following the accident.
Immediately after the accident, subject to the injuries you have sustained you, or somebody on your behalf, should obtain full details of the other driver involved in the accident. This should include their name, address, contact telephone number, make and model of their vehicle, vehicle registration and details of their insurance company.
You should obtain the names and addresses of any witness to the accident as this may help with any liability issues which are raised later on in your claim.
If you are able to it is very useful to take photographs of the accident (which you should try and date by placing, for example, a copy of that day’s newspaper in the photograph). The photos should show the location of the vehicles, damage to the vehicle and any injuries such as cuts and bumps.
Calling the police
It is a legal requirement that if somebody is injured as a result of a car accident, the police should be called. It would be helpful later on in your claim to have access to a police report which will be drawn up by the attending officer.
It is obviously important that you seek treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. If you have been seriously injured then you will have been taken to hospital by ambulance where you will receive the appropriate treatment for your injuries. However, if your injuries are less serious, you should visit your local Accident & Emergency Department or GP as soon as possible after the accident.
If your vehicle has been damaged as a result of the accident it will need to be recovered and taken away to be assessed. The assessor will assess your vehicle to establish whether it can be repaired or whether it is beyond economic recovery and needs to be replaced. While your vehicle is being assessed you will be able to obtain a hire vehicle, at no expense to yourself.
How long to make a claim?
You have three years from the date of the accident in which to make a claim for personal injuries and other losses. In the case of children, the three years starts to run from the date of their 18th birthday meaning that they have until their 21st birthday by which to make a claim.
Why Choose Loyalty Law For Your Car Accident Claim?
All Loyalty Law solicitors are checked and vetted to ensure that they meet our criteria in the following ways:-
- Before they can start working for you, they are interviewed by our managing director, a solicitor himself (although no longer practising). He is quickly able to assess whether they have the legal skills needed, but also whether they are easy to speak with on the telephone and will give you the service that you deserve.
- At the end of every accident claim, we carry out an interview with each client to ensure that they have been completely satisfied with the service provided. This ensures that not only does the solicitor start off by providing an excellent service, but through continual feedback they continue to achieve the right levels of service for you. It means that people like you are constantly monitoring and providing feedback on the service and is one of the reasons why we believe that you should ask Loyalty Law to help you find the right solicitor.
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