The Department for Transport reported that 162,490 people were injured in motor traffic accidents from April 2014 to March 2015 in the United Kingdom. That’s a lot of accidents!
After getting over the initial shock and ensuring everyone is okay, there are some points to remember to assist with bringing or defending a claim (whether or not there is an injury):
- make a note of the vehicle details – make, model, registration number, colour, condition, estimated speed, direction, use of lights/indicators, number of passengers
- make a note of the people involved – contact details, description/distinguishing features of driver(s), contact details of passengers
- make a note of the scene – date, time, location, weather conditions, traffic conditions, road markings/signs/signals
- make a note of the damage – to all vehicles involved and any obvious injuries
- make a note of any witnesses – obtain their contact details
- in the event of a serious injury, non co-operation by a party or if traffic flow becomes seriously disrupted, call the police
- take photographs
- report your accident to your insurers
The Personal Injury Team at CH Legal have a proven track record of obtaining compensation for our clients in even the most complex cases. For further information on how we can help, please contact Thomas Power on 0161 745 9170.