7 Tips On What To Do After A Road Traffic Injury

Here are 7 tips on what to do in the event of you being involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, and receiving a road traffic injury as a result of the accident.

1. Make sure you get all the details from the driver of the other vehicle that was involved in the accident. This includes, if possible, the registration number of the vehicle, their name, address and phone number and also the name of their insurance company if they know it. If they are being unco-operative just make sure you get the registration number and call the police out to the scene.

2. If there are any witnesses to the car accident then try to get their names, phone numbers and addresses too. The more witnesses and information you can get the better will be your case.

3. Take photos of the incident. You can take photos of both cars, their position on the road, and the overall layout of the road where the accident took place. This will help to back up your evidence. You can use a camera or just your mobile phone. If your car is in a place that is blocking the road I suggest you take photos as quickly as possible before you attempt to move your car out of the way.

4. Ring your insurance company straight away with all the details. They will have a set list of questions to ask you, make sure you leave nothing out and give them as much information as you can. The more information they have the quicker they can get on with your case.

5. Go to hospital and get yourself checked out. If you have an injury you need to have it verified by a qualified person so it is very important you go as soon as possible. You can get a patient number from the hospital so that this can be checked out by both insurers.

6. It is entirely up to you who you use to help you claim for compensation after a road traffic accident. You may have legal cover with your car insurance policy but that does not mean that you have to use them. You may find that there are better legal teams and services that you would rather use, so choose carefully. I would contact someone in the next day or two after your accident to aid you with our claim.

7. Keep in contact with your insurers and your legal team all the way through the process and make sure they are moving your case along. It sometimes does no harm to prompt them every now and again so that they keep on top of things for you.

I hope these 7 tips will help you in the event of a road traffic injury. Two things to bear in mind. This is applicable to people in the UK, you need to check if the same rules apply in your own country, and it is important to take legal advice to make sure there is nothing else that is not covered in this article.

If you have had a road traffic accident recently that was not your fault, and you have received injuries to yourself then you could give Gus Campbell Solicitors in Northern Ireland a ring to help you with your claim for compensation. Go to

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