We are a specialist UK law firm dealing with NO WIN NO FEE
car crash compensation claims
The following information relates to steps that
you may wish to take if you have been involved in a road accident. The
details are provided for your guidance and apply generally to most types
of accidents on the road.
names, addresses, phone numbers (mobiles as a last resort), insurance
details and vehicle registration numbers. If the number is a foreign
plate – try to ensure the police attend the scene to avoid problems
further down the line.
Try to determine who owns the
other vehicle if this is not the driver. Who insures
the vehicle? Who is the policyholder?
Note a description of each
vehicle including year, make, model, colour and damage
sustained. This latter point can be very important.
Make a note of the location of
the accident and how the accident happened. It is good
to make notes early on because memories of traumatic events can
fade very quickly.
If you can take photos of the
scene (camera images are fine) and provide a small
diagram for your insurers.
Do not discuss liability.
If the other driver wishes to admit fault that is one thing but
the only people admitting liability should be your insurers. It
is they that may have to pick up the bill.
Note any witnesses.
names addresses and contact numbers.
Inform the police. The
police don't usually attend Road accidents unless someone has
suffered injury or vehicles are blocking traffic, but it is
still worth reporting every incident. The police can always back
you up if the other driver refuses to cooperate further down the
Report the accident to your
motor insurers as soon as you can. The earlier the
better. Do not think this can be avoided (even in cases where
the accident was not your fault). It is better to report all
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