We are all obliged by law to have in place, motor insurance if we own a motor vehicle, car, motorbike, scooter, van, lorry etc. When an accident occurs, the insurers of the defendant have to pay the cost of repair, any personal injury compensation and the accident solicitor’s costs.
If another driver crashes into you, obtain the following:
1) Their name, address and telephone number.
2) Their insurance details.
3) The names of any witnesses.
4) The make, model and registration number of their vehicle.
5) The details of any police officers who attended.
If the other driver smells of alcohol, telephone the police immediately. A good tip is to take some photographs of the accident scene using your mobile telephone. If anyone is seriously injured, ring for an ambulance as well as the police.
The other driver may say, “I’m sure we can sort this out between us”, “I’ve got a mate who owns a garage ....” “There’s no need to involve your insurers”, etc..... Trust me, you will not be able to sort it out, his mate is not his mate and he is not an approved motor repairer, he is a bricklayer (probably called Kevin) and there is every need to inform your insurers.
Ring one of our personal injury lawyers immediately for clear sound advice. Do not listen to advice from your family, friends (unless they are solicitors of course), blokes down the pub, your probation officer or social worker. Especially, do not take advice from Kevin – remember he is a bricklayer not a personal injury accident solicitor. Would you ask a solicitor to build a garden wall? No, exactly.
Whiplash injuries are very painful indeed. Seek medical advice as soon as possible. Attend your local hospital or General Practitioner and make sure you tell the doctor you have been involved in a motor accident. They sometimes forget to include this in your medical notes.
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