Being involved in a car accident, which is not your fault, can be a terrifying experience that can leave you both with physical and psychological injuries. If your ability to work is affected, it can also lead to serious financial implications.
How to Claim for a Car Accident Injury
If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you could be legally entitled to compensation for your personal injuries and related financial losses.
You might have been driving or a pedestrian at the time of the accident, in which case the incident could be the fault of another road user. Or you might have been a passenger, in which case the accident could either have been caused by another road user, or the driver of the car or bus in which you were travelling.
If you’re not sure whether or not you can claim, our Personal Injury Solicitors can help you. We’ll listen to the details of the accident that you provide and advise what options are available to you, and whether or not your claim is likely to be successful.
What to Do if You’re Injured in a Car Accident
In you suffer an injury in a car accident, there are a few things you should do:
- Exchange details with the other driver(s) involved – if you can, get the name, contact details and vehicle registration of the other driver(s) who were involved in the accident. If you’re seriously injured then this won’t be a priority, but in such cases the police should be called and they will get the necessary details.
- Get the details of any witnesses – if there any witnesses to the accident, ask for their names and contact details. Again, if you’ve been seriously injured, this is something the police should do.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible – your health comes first and foremost, so if you’ve been injured, be sure to seek immediate medical attention. Even if you don’t feel sore, whiplash injuries for example can take hours or days to manifest. So it’s best to visit your GP or a local Accident and Emergency Department to get checked out and get reassurance.
- Tell your insurer – if you were driving at the time of the accident you’ll need to tell your insurer, even if it wasn’t your fault.
- Contact a Personal Injury Solicitor – once you’ve recovered sufficiently to speak to a Solicitor, contact a Personal Injury Solicitor and find out whether you can claim compensation.
- Keep a record of your expenses – if you are making any type of personal injury claim, you may be able to recover all of the money you have lost as a result of the accident. Therefore it’s important to keep all your receipts, and keep a record of all the money you’ve lost as a result of your injuries.
Every year our Personal Injury Solicitors and Litigation Lawyers secure millions of pounds in compensation for people injured in road traffic accidents.