What should I do immediately following a car accident?

In the immediate aftermath of a car accident of any kind it’s quite likely that you’ll be in something of a state of shock and that making a claim for compensation will be the last thing on your mind. In many ways this is only natural, but if you’ve been hurt in an accident which was caused by another party’s negligence than you’ve every right to seek just and fair compensation, and your actions just after the accident could have a major impact on the outcome of any case you pursue.

When you approach an expert injury solicitor with a view to launching a claim for compensation, their initial job will be to bring together all of the facts pertaining to your car accident and deliver an honest appraisal of how likely a successful claim is going to be. Put simply, the more in formation you can provide the easier and more precise this process becomes, and so it’s vital to do as many of the following things as possible:

In the days and weeks following your accident you should also keep receipts for any expenses arising as a direct result, as well as noting any earnings lost through time spent off work. The compensation awarded will be calculated on the basis of your injury, with these figures included to ensure you don’t end up out of pocket as well as hurt.

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