ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
Should you suffer injury in a car accident which was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.
To assist with any claim for compensation you should:
- Report the accident to the police and ensure that no one leaves the scene;
- Take details of the police officers who attends the scene;
- Obtain the names and address all people involved in the accident and any witnesses;
- Obtain the make and registration number of all vehicles involved in the accident;
- Take photographs if possible of the collision;
- Take photographs of the damage to each vehicle and any damage to property;
- Keep a record of all losses and expenses that you incur and retain all receipts.
On many occasions the insurers representing the driver at fault will contact you direct and may offer to pay personal injury compensation at an early stage even if you have not submitted a claim. This will usually be when you continue to experience symptoms and before any medical reports have been obtained to identify the nature of the injury. These are known as ‘pre med offers’ and you should think very carefully before accepting any such offer without first obtaining advice from a personal injury solicitor.