In order to be eligible to purse a compensation claim there are a few factors that must be considered first. You must be able to prove that you have suffered an injury due to the fault of another party because of their negligence. Often it’s obvious who is at fault but road collision claims can be also be complex if a few parties are involved or the other side won’t admit liability. We encourage defendants to deal with their claim at the earliest possible stage so If you’ve been injured in a road collision its best to gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim which includes:
Ensure you get the contact details of all people involved in the accident, names, phone numbers, vehicle registrations, and most importantly insurance details. If there were any witnesses present also take their contact details.
Take photographs of the scene of the accident, Snaps from your phone are sufficient. If you can’t take photos, try to draw a sketch while you are at the scene. Often victims are so in shock it can be difficult to describe what happened afterwards.
Retain any medical records, receipts for medical treatments, GP and Consultant visits and any medication prescribed due to the accident.
Part of your compensation will also be based upon the financial impact the accident has had one you, eg. If you’ve had to take unpaid leave due to the injury or any other expenses that you have incurred due to the accident, keep a record of all receipts.