Accident Injury Claim
If you’re the innocent victim of a car accident, trip, slip or injury at work, you’re entitled to claim compensation for any personal injury that you may have suffered. Inevitably you will want to be represented by the best accident solicitor that’s available however finding the best accident solicitors is not always easy especially when so many lawyers claim to be experts at just about every aspect of law.
The Law Society does however operate a number of specialist accreditation schemes denoting expertise in particular legal areas, one of which is the personal injury panel for lawyers who deal with car accident, trip, slip and injury at work compensation claims and it is here that the best accident solicitors are likely to be found. Accreditation is no easy matter and requires that the lawyer shows their knowledge and experience and that they have adequate office facilities and backup to provide a comprehensive service to potential clients. Further more if the panel member wishes to continue to be recognised as one of the best accident solicitors they must be re-accredited every 5 years.
If you are looking for legal representation in a personal injury claim involving a car accident, trip, slip or injury at work we offer some of the best accident solicitors who are all members of the Law Society personal injury panel. Almost all of our claims are dealt with using the no win no fee* scheme. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. For free qualified advice without obligation, on car accident, trip, slip or injury at work compensation claims just complete the contact form, email us or call our helpline.
It is important that you do these two things before leaving the scene of an accident;
Inform the police, even if you are unsure about whether this is necessary. They will tell you if the accident does not require their involvement. There will probably be debris in the road and this needs to be reported so the clean-up can be arranged, if left it can post a danger to other road users. In fact it has been known to cause further accidents to happen.
Exchange details with any other parties involved in the accident. You should take their names, contact details, addresses, vehicle details and details of insurers to pass on to the police and your insurance company. All of this is vital in investigating the accident and potentially making a claim for compensation. If the other people involved do not want to cooperate and refuse to give you their details, you should advise the police of this straight away. It is illegal to refuse to exchange details.
There are also other things you can do before you leave.
What else should I do before I leave the scene of the accident?
Assess the injuries to other people and call an ambulance if anyone else requires medical attention.
Make sure other drives know what has happened. Alert other drivers to the scene of the accident to prevent any more accidents and make sure that it is safe for you to do so beforehand.
Take photos of the scene to illustrate your version of events and help with the investigation. Make sure you get images of the scene, other vehicles involved and road signs or landmarks. If your accident was the result of a road surface, uneven or unstable, you have a claim for negligence against the person or organisation in charge of maintaining it. In this case you should take pictures of the road surface.
Let your insurance company know what has happened as soon as possible after the accident and provide them with all the details.