Road traffic accidents happen. Not everyone will suffer them, and they will be of differing levels, but when one does occur you need to know how to claim. Whether you are looking for whiplash compensation or have been left scarred, it can be easier that you might think to claim.
Car accidents may have environmental or road factors that contribute, but it is ultimately human error. This can be intoxication or it could simply be a lack of judgement. It is widely advised to carry something to take pictures plus a pen and notepad just in case anything occurs. Then, you need to know what to do next.
Steps to making a road traffic accident claim
- Know what has happened – A full report is obviously unnecessary at this point but get everything from photos to eye witness statements to help build your case from the off. That is, if you can do this. Many accidents cause shock first and foremost and getting names and numbers may not be the first thing on your mind.
- Get a diagnosis – Go to the doctor or hospital straight away and get an expert medical opinion regarding the incident. You may have anything from fractured ribs to concussion so get it looked at and documented.
- Understand your losses – Try to find any documentation, receipts or bills that will help you to rightly claim loss of earnings. This can be anything from bookings for holidays to your wage slips. From here you and your legal team will be in a better position to make a strong claim.
- Find the experts – Once you have done these things then you are likely to have questions. To get the answers, you need to use an experienced law firm with solicitors who can understand and push your case. The first port of call is finding the right website for a foundation of information.
Using the internet
It would be too simplistic to say that the digital platform is a great resource of information. This is true, but only if you know where to look. The Road Traffic Accident Site is one of the top assets for understanding personal injury for car incidents.
Here you can find all the information that you might need regarding everything from common road traffic accidents to a compensation guide. A “no win no fee” strategy and numerous client success stories, it’s the perfect place to start.
Whatever the seriousness is of your incident, you need questions answered. Whether you can make a claim and how you should go about it are obviously the key ones. What you need is Lehman’s terms, regular contact and fantastic support – the website sets this foundation.
Once you have found out a little more about us and how much money you could potentially claim, it is time to get in touch. Did you know that you might be able to get interim treatments? Or that we can get you specialist assessments? Well, you should, and you will in time.