By following road traffic rules auto accidents can be prevented but since many people do not follow these rules, it cannot be guaranteed that road accidents wont occur. If you have suffered injuries while on the road due to no fault of your own then by the UK law you are eligible to file an auto accident claim. This article will elaborate on the various steps to file an auto accident claim so that you can get best compensation.
After a road accident occurs the first thing that the victim should do is to alert the police or local law officials that an accident on the road has occurred. After this call has been made the victim should then call an ambulance if he or the other person has been injured. When the police officials arrive at the scene of the accident they will take down a few details and file an official police report that will act as proof of the accident which is needed to file an auto accident claim. It is important not to lose patience while talking to the police since this can lead to problems down the road.
The next step is to contact your own health insurance provider to alert them that an accident has occurred. If your accident has been damaged due to the accident then you will also need to contact your auto insurance company. The insurance companies will take down brief details of the accident when you call them and they will get back to you within 2 days.
The third step is to visit a general practitioner to ensure that you have not suffered internal injuries. Since whiplash injuries are not noticed immediately it is always advised to note down any physical symptoms you notice and to visit the doctor when you notice a new symptom. While you are at the doctors office you should inform the doctor about how the accident occurred so that he can enter relevant details into your medical report. This will act as additional proof that a road accident occurred and as a result you are injured.
The final and most important step to file an auto accident claim is to find a personal injury lawyer to help you with your claim. Your personal injury lawyer will help you understand the various rules of filing a claim and he will also provide you with legal help. Your injury solicitor will also follow up with the insurance companies, represent you in court and talk to an adjuster if needed. Since most injury solicitors do not charge a fee for their service you do not have to worry about legal expenses. However, you should confirm with the lawyer that you have chosen that he provides no obligatory and no win no fee services.