Maximise your chances of a successful personal injury claim after a road traffic accident

From January to March this year, volumes of all motor vehicle traffic increased by just over 4%, increasing the potential for more accidents and therefore claims to be made follow this as a guide for a successful personal injury claim.

If you’re unfortunate enough to become involved in an accident on the road, whether that’s as a driver, passenger, motorcyclist or on a push bike, it’s worth knowing in advance what you have to do if you are able to.

It can be easy to forget these things in the heat of the moment at a potentially very stressful and emotional time. But here is what you can do to maximise your chances of both a speedy recovery and success in personal injury compensation claims which you may need to make afterwards.

  • Stay calm. If you can keep your cool despite the shock of a road accident, you will be able to assess what you need to do, a lot more clearly.
  • Take photos. Road accident scenes are generally cleared up very quickly, so the photos are needed as evidence of what happened at the scene.
  • Exchange contact details. You will need to swap insurance and contact details of the other parties involved on the spot.
  • Seek medical treatment. This is also very important, not only in terms of personal injury compensation claims, but in terms of ensuring you get better as quickly as possible.
  • Report the accident to the police. Do this if the other party seems to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, flees the scene, or appears to be uninsured or driving a stolen vehicle.

At PHC Law, we have a 98% success rate in personal injury compensation claims, and as one of the UK’s most reputable personal injury law firms, have over 100 years’ collective experience in our field.

If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, start the ball rolling on your claim today. Fill in the form in the sidebar in our website and we’ll come back to you.