Would you know what to do if you or a family member were involved in a road traffic accident? The majority of collisions on roads occur on short everyday journeys; a trip to the shop, commuting to and from work or collecting the children from school. When this happens, take a step toward traffic accident claims.
Often one does not think about the impact of an accident until it has already occurred. People become flustered and often confused while in a state of shock – however, your reactions at the time of the incident could lead to further implications down the line. You should be sure before going for traffic accident claims when being involved or injured in an accident.
How can traffic accident lawyer help?
Accident lawyers act on behalf of drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists who have been involved in an accident because of other person’s negligence. They can help you tackle the above matters quickly and effectively and most importantly will offer you sound traffic accident claims advice.
Benefits of a road accident lawyers
-Deal with your claim quickly
-Make the whole process simple & easy
-You receive 100% compensation if you win
-There are no deductions or hidden charges with them
-You do not pay a penny if you win or lose your claim
Necessities to help you have traffic accident claims
Be sure to obtain the details of the third party where applicable. At a minimum, you should have a name, address and contact number, if not full insurance details where the party is a driver.
If you are a driver, you should immediately contact your insurance company and report the incident.
You should also call the guards, and if applicable, the emergency services (fire brigade/ambulance) Be sure to take note of the responding name and station. Where you have required medical attention – you should request contact information for the doctor/nurse who has treated you.
If there is a witness who is willing to make a statement, you should also request his/ her contact information. It’s vital information that you can use during your traffic accident claims.
Actions to be taken post-accident:
-Sketch the accident scene.
-Write an account of the events leading up to the accident record information such as street names, road markings, your location on the road, the location of the other person(s) involved in the incident and the directions in which you were traveling when the incident occurred.
-Take photographs of the scene, if possible.
-Note if the third party was insured, admitted liability or to be driving a stolen vehicle.
The big don’ts at the scene of an accident:
Never admit liability for traffic accident claims if it’s not your fault
Never leave the scene of an accident without the third party’s insurance/contact details