Road accident claims are the most common cause of personal injury and according to the recent annual report compiled by the Department of Transport, they were the cause of almost 171,000 injuries in 2017.
Whether you were the driver or passenger of a car, motorcyclist or victim of a ‘hit and run,’ it is likely that you will have experienced severe pain and suffering following the accident.
The most common form of injury caused by a road accident is commonly known as ‘whiplash’. However, there are a multitude of other injuries which can arise as a result of being involved in a road accident.
If you have been an innocent victim of a road traffic accident, you are probably entitled to compensation. The compensation is generally paid by the negligent driver’s insurance company, but what if the driver is uninsured? In this case things are more complicated but by no means impossible, we can still help.
If you have been involved in a road accident which has not been your fault, call us today and let us get you the top value compensation that you are entitled to.
If you have been involved in a road collision which has not been your fault, call us today and let us get you the top value compensation that you are entitled to.
What to do in the event of a Road Traffic Collision
By law, following any sort of vehicle accident, everyone involved must stop.
Here is some useful advice to follow:
- Exchange details with all parties involved – and any witnesses – even if the other party admits responsibility.
- While the event is fresh in your memory, draw a diagram of the accident location detailing the direction of travel of all vehicles, the location of any witnesses, the speed of vehicles involved and the road layout including any road markings.
- If you are injured, seek medical advice immediately. Not only will this ensure you have no serious underlying injury, but the medical records could support you claim.
- Never admit responsibility for the accident until you have reflected on what exactly happened.
- Keep a diary of your injuries to include details of the effects of the accident on your everyday lifestyle and any care provided by others.
- Keep a record of any medication and treatment you receive. It is also wise to record when your injuries are at their worst or any severe bouts of pain.
- Keep a list of all expenses which you incur and hold onto any receipts.