If you have been involved in a car accident, no matter how minor, you are bound to be feeling a bit shaken up, and may even be suffering from shock. Even the most level headed of individuals can forget to collect vital details at this stressful time.
Particularly if the car accident was not your fault, it is important to gather other information to help prove your case, in addition to the normal 'name, address and insurance company'. You also have to bear in mind that a driver may give you false information for example, in this case it is absolutely vital that you take down the registration number of their vehicle, so the vehicle can be traced.
What to do after a car accident
First make sure everyone is ok, and call the emergency services if necessary.
If someone is injured and unconcious, do not attempt to move them, wait for the emergency services
Warn fellow motorists if there is a danger of obstruction, but only if it is safe to do so
Obtain full details of the vehicles involved ie. make, model and registration number
Collect as much information as possible from the other driver(s) ie. name, address, phone numbers, insurance company, policy number and driving licence number
Collect the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses to the car accident
If you have a mobile phone, and can do so safely, take photos of the scene ie. shots of the vehicles from different angles, skid marks etc.
If you have any neck pain or headaches in the days following the accident, you may have suffered a whiplash injury. Injuries of this type are very common so if you would like us to pursue a compensation claim on your behalf, we will be happy to help.
If you have had a car accident that was not your fault, we and our partners can provide you with car-hire, repairs and professional legal services. Please feel free to give us a call on 02392 484 244 for further information, and one of our experienced claims advisors will be happy to assist you.