Car Accident Advice
Avoiding road accidents
The Department for Transport's "Think!" car accident advice campaign1 suggests there are a number of ways you can prevent road traffic accidents from happening in the first place - simple things such as always following speed limits and not driving when tired. Sometimes, even when you're following the best car accident advice, there's nothing you can do to avoid having an accident, particularly when another motorist or poor road conditions are to blame.
If you've been injured in a car accident and it wasn't your fault, contact Road Accident Helpline - a service from the National Accident Helpline.
Contacting us is free of charge, and our expert advisors will discuss your car accident with you and see if you're eligible to make a no win no fee claim. If you're eligible, one of our friendly advisors will help you through the next stage of the road accident claims process and answer any questions you may have.
If your claim is successful, any medical expenses you've had to pay will be built into the amount of compensation awarded.
What to do immediately following a car accident
We know that the moments following a car accident can be distressing. Going through post-accident formalities might be far from your mind, but there are a number of things you can do immediately after an accident to help your solicitor get a better understanding of what happened, and make claiming your road accident compensation as easy as possible.
If you are not too seriously injured, you should try to:
- Write down the registration numbers of the vehicles involved in the accident
- Take the names and contact details of other drivers in the accident
- Ask people who saw the accident to write down their account of events
- Take photographs or sketch the location of any vehicles involved in the crash and the accident scene as a whole.
- Report the incident to the police if any motorists, passengers, cyclists or pedestrians are injured in the accident.
1 DirectGov Think! road safety campaign here.