Involved In A Road Traffic Accident?

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Do you know what to do if you are involved in an RTA? Here is our advice.

Take the details of the driver at fault for the collision to include:

  • Driver’s name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Insurance details
  • Vehicle registration
  • Car model

Take photographs of the accident scene and vehicle damage to use in evidence for your road traffic accident claim to include photographs of:

  • The accident scene
  • The damage caused
  • Any skid marks on the road
  • Obtain the names and contact details of any witnesses
  • Attend at hospital or your GP to have your injuries treated
    • Whiplash may go unnoticed due to shock initially.  Attend hospital A&E department or your GP once any pain or discomfort is felt
  • Notify your UK motor insurance company of your road traffic accident
    • Check with them if your policy will pay your legal costs.
  • Keep a diary of all your physical and psychological symptoms
    • Psychological symptoms can include:
      • Shock
      • Sleepless nights
      • Fear of driving
    • Keep a record of all receipts and expenses to include:
      • Repair costs to your vehicle
      • Towing expenses
      • Storage expenses
      • Wage slips
      • Prescription expenses
      • Travel expenses to and from hospital

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      If an injury like this has affected you in any way then you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our Claimometer to see what your claim may be worth.

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