For most people, being involved in an auto collision which was not their fault can be very distressing! It’s essential to try and stay calm as it’s important to gather as much information as possible at the scene. These details will build the foundation of a future compensation claim.
Exchange information with the other party, especially insurance details. It is essential to get the vehicle’s registration documents and also ensure you take photographs of the damage to both vehicles and, if possible, of the other party. Were there any witnesses? If so, get their details as well, particularly any contact numbers. Do emergency services need to be called? If police interview you, be accurate, as this information will be crucial. Take a note of the weather and road conditions.
Now that you have all the information, what next? This is where a legal advisor should step in. We understand that you need both legal advice and practical help in arranging repairs and, sometimes, a replacement vehicle. If necessary, we can arrange all this for you. We also recommend that you visit your family doctor or go to the ER or Urgent Care for more serious injuries; if your injury symptoms persist they will be able to prescribe medication if required, and you may be referred for physical therapy.
Once you have appointed legal advisors to handle your claim, they will liaise with the relevant companies and experts on your behalf, making the claim process as painless as possible.