What You Need to Do In The Event Of A Car Accident
Notify the Police Immediately
Calling the police is especially necessary if there is a disagreement over the cause and who’s at fault in the accident, or if there’s any impending danger to you or other road users. The police can also help you get an official record of the accident that in the future will help you successfully file a car accident compensation claim. It is also a good idea to find a witness who would speak on behalf of you, depending on the nature of the accident.
Gather and keep all documentation regarding the accident
Seek advice from a personal injury solicitor
How Much Will My Compensation Be Worth?
Quite naturally, you will ask for how much you will get as compensation. The compensation is meant to cover all of the expenses directly related to the accident, and that includes the pain and suffering you experienced as a consequence of the accident. It is the solicitor’s job to ensure that you are paid for every penny that the law entitles you to. It is the Judicial Studies Board (JSB) that set the standards regarding the amount you should receive for specific injuries. For instance, a mild whiplash may amount to 1,000 up to a little below 100,000 pounds for severe neck injuries. Expert solicitors can help you ascertain which category your injury belongs to.