Car Accident Claims
Car accident claims in the UK involve very simple legal procedures most of the time and solicitors can very quickly recover the compensation. However there are times when these cases can get extremely complicated to solve and involve lengthy legal dealings, especially if the car accident causes serious injuries or death.
The claims experts guide you through the entire process of filing claims and understanding the recovery process and rules. We can help you with some guidelines for car accident claims.
What to do in a Car Accident –
- After a car accident it is advisable to remain at the scene of the accident
- It is important that you can prove that the accident was no fault of your own and so if you gather a witness who could call the police, it would be extremely beneficial in the claim.
- Take care of your wounds or the wounds of your friends or family or others involved in the accident, being very careful. It is advisable not to shift any of the injured unless the wounds are life threatening.
- If it is possible, it is preferable that the cars are not moved around or re positioned as much as possible.
- If it has no fault of your own, don’t succumb to pressure and admit responsibility.
- Call for medical assistance if injured during the accident
- It is very important to collect as much information as you can about the accident, the people involved and the vehicle details like the license numbers insurance details, the traffic and skid marks on the road.
The accident is investigated by the police and the officers take statements from all those involved and record every minute detail. The officers will report these details in an official document and then criminal charges can be made leading to compensation.
Things to check after the Car Accident
- Inform you car insurance company as soon as possible after the accident
- A complete medical checkup is essential to eliminate any unseen injuries during the accident.
- Hiring or speaking with your lawyer to understand the legal implications and procedure to claim for compensation
- You also need to report the accident to the Department of Public Safety
Car Accident Statistics
‘Figures are derived from the 'STATS 19' forms completed by the police. The number of people killed in road accidents reported to the police fell by 16 per cent from 2,222 in 2009 to 1,857 in 2010. This is the lowest figure since national records began in 1926. There were 208,655 casualties (slight injuries, serious injuries and fatalities) in road accidents reported to the police in Great Britain in 2010, 6 per cent less than in 2009. A total of 24,517 people were reported killed or seriously injured in 2010, 9 per cent less than in 2009.’ Department for Transport