7 things you should know if you have a car accident

7 Things that you would need to know if you ever had a Road Traffic Accident

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Stuart Matthews, Treadstone Law

  1. Remain calm and try and obtain the other party’s details – gather evidence !  including taking photographs of the car, the location of the car on the road, registration plate and any damage.  You should then exchange your name, address and insurance details, if you know them, with the other party.
  2. Get witnesses.  You should try and take a picture of the witnesses to prove they were there.  Obtain their telephone number and address .
  3. As soon as you are calm, write a clear legible account of what went on and how the accident happened.
  4. Keep a detailed record of all the expenditure you incur as a consequence of the accident, such as mileage, prescriptions, invoices, lost wages, lost bonus, insurance excess.
  5. If you are injured you should seek prompt medical attention.  Ideally this should be either your GP or A&E.  If you are confident that you have only minor soft tissue injuries, you can seek medical attention from a physiotherapist or from a pharmacy.  Alternatively you can try NHS Direct, although, generally speaking, they just divert you to A&E or your GP if you flag up anything.
  6. If you require free no obligation advice, please do not hesitate to contact Treadstone Law Solicitors on 0161 685 0070 – we will only be too pleased to assist.
  7. Inform your insurance company. Remember you don’t have to use their pet solicitors – you   are always better off with someone who acts for you alone .

Any questions or queries you should not hesitate to contact our road traffic accident team at Treadstone Law Solicitors on email admin@treadstonelaw.co.uk or Tel No. 0161 685 0070.

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