Never Let the Wheels Come off When It Comes to Your Crash Claims
Road accidents happen, there is no denying that. And when they do happen they can have very devastating effect on all of those involved, especially those who are hit or involved in the accident through no fault of their own and are classed as the victim. Crashes and accidents can, of course, have a devastating effect on the health of the victim, and they have a devastating effect on their finances too. But, this devastation can be fought, if only the victim is willing to fight it and make a claim against the crash. So, if you were to ever be the victim of a car crash or accident, make sure you fight it! And, make sure the wheels don’t come off on your claim by following the advice below.
First of all, remain calm
Remaining calm throughout the claiming process, which means staying calm at the scene of the accident right through to the court proceedings (if the claim goes that far) is pivotal if you are going be compensated with everything that you are owed, whether that be financial compensation or compensation in regards to medical costs.
First of all, at the scene of the accident you should do all you can to keep a lid on your emotions and stay as calm as can be when interacting with he or she who is at fault for the accident. Yes, this may sound easier said than done. And yes, understandably you will be angry and you will feel like you want to voice that anger. But, by losing a track of your emotions and berating the other driver, and subsequently becoming abusive or offensive towards them, you may land yourself in trouble. And, if you are in trouble because of your own actions you will find it harder to recoup the money you are owed as other allegations are made against you. So, stay calm, no matter how scared, angry or shook up you might be!
Second of all, remaining calm in the way you deal with the aftermath of the crash ordeal should extend itself to when and how you deal with the next stage: sorting everything out. When you are in this stage, you should not make any rash decisions or act on instinct. What you should do is ensure that your insurance broker knows everything that there is to know about the ordeal, such as where it took place, the damage caused (to both you and your car) and who was at fault. What you should not do is try to take matters into your own hands and try to recuperate the money you have lost yourself.
Third of all, you should most certainly ensure that you do NOT do any of the things found on this list.
Second of all, record everything
If you are going to get everything that is owed to you after the crash then you must make sure everything that can be recorded about the ordeal IS recorded. This needs to be done because, in this day and age, as sad as this is, people are likely to look out for themselves and not care at all about others, especially others that they do not know. Specifically in terms of a road accident, don’t be surprised if those at fault for your crash try to wriggle out of the situation by claiming they were not at fault or even that you were at fault.
But, you can fight these lies, accusations and false claims by ensuring everything is recorded, no matter how innocuous the accident and damage may seem to be. This means taking photos of your vehicle as soon as you can once the accident has taken place, making sure the scene is not tampered with by the other party. This means contacting the police about the ordeal in order to have them draw up an official report on the incident that can then be used on your part as proof of no fault as the case goes forward and possibly even to court. This means making notes pertaining to the ancient so that you are able to remember exactly what happened as the case continues in the future and your memory about the whole ordeal fades. This means taking photos of any injuries you or those you were travelling with when involved in the accident suffered because of it. This means keeping any receipts or pieces of evidence provided to you by the professional health givers you turned to when seeking treatment for your injuries and keeping details provided to you regarding your treatment or any x-rays you have had to have. And this means having official documentation drawn up with your employer’s signature on stating that you have been unable to work because of the injuries you suffered.
Third of all, seek specific professional assistance
The final thing that you should ensure you do when ensuring the wheels don’t come off on your accident claim is that you are being assisted by professionals in the field of crash compensation. And no, this doesn’t mean just working alongside a lawyer who works with accidents in general, this means working alongside a lawyer who is trained specifically to deal with your type of accident. So, if you have had a collision in a car, get in contact with car addict lawyers. If you have been involved in a motorcycle incident, then get in touch with a motorcycle accident lawyer. Or if you have been hurt whilst using public transport through no fault of your own, which could even mean the driver of the transport you were on being at fault, then find a personal injury lawyer who’s specifically trained to deal with those who find themselves hurt in bus and train accidents. You need to do this because each case is different, and in order to recuperate everything that is owed to you, you need to ensure you have somebody fighting your corner who can handle these differences.
By remembering the advice above you may find yourself, one day, protecting yourself, your family and your finances upon the aftermath of an accident. So, make sure you remember it all!