What Should I Do After Being Hurt In A Car Accident?

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Millions of people across Great Britain and Northern Ireland drive on our roads every day. None of us ever get into our car expecting to be involved in an accident, but it happens more often than we would like to realise. Road traffic accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is genuinely an unavoidable accident, but in many cases there can be circumstances of careless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, road rage and dangerous driving. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault and have sustained any kind of injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you are in a car accident, there are some immediate things that you must be sure to do at the earliest possible opportunity. It’s important that you report the accident to both the police and your vehicle insurer. They will ask you to provide them with any evidence of the accident and damage, such as dashcam footage or images of your vehicle. If anyone was injured, the police will also need to be made aware of these details.

If you have been hurt in a car accident, you need the best team by your side to support you through your compensation claim. Whether you suffered a ‘slight’ injury such as superficial bruising or whiplash, or a ‘very serious’ injury such as a head injury, broken spine, loss of consciousness or a multitude of injuries, you may be entitled to significant compensation from the driver at fault. In 2021, there were approximately 1560 fatal car accidents in the UK, so we are painfully aware of the risks involved.

Thankfully, we are here to support our clients through their compensation process to ensure their costs and concerns are fully covered. Unless you were under the age of 16 at the time of the accident, you have three years from the time of the accident in which to make your claim. We understand that the process of starting and making a claim can be stressful, which is why our team of dedicated personal injury solicitors are here to make the whole thing straightforward. We will always listen to your case and are highly experienced, putting us in the best position to advise you.

We are proud to deliver the very best work for each and every one of our clients, to make sure their case is resolved and achieves the highest possible compensation for their damages. By providing a bespoke service, we hope to make you feel comfortable and heard throughout your claim process, ensuring regular updates so that you know what is going on at all times.

Contact Belmont Solicitors to get the best support possible after your injury. We provide our clients with a free initial consultation, during which we will discuss your case and start your – successful – no-win-no-fee claim. Call us today at 0141 7298 848 or email us an overview of your case and contact details at info@belmontsolicitors.co.uk. We want to support you, so we look forward to hearing from you.

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    • The team at Belmont has been great. They went through the information with me as often as I needed to understand all the legal bits and feel comfortable proceeding. I was given an update as soon as it was available, which meant I didn’t have to constantly call - which in my experience is not always the case with solicitors. Overall very happy with the service received.

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    • Well thanks to Belmont, i’ve manage to get my injury claim in rather quickly is feels like. They are a great team and keep you updated throughout each process they do with with you, as well as making sure well informed. would very highly recommend. will also mention they give very clear instructions throughout the process and they are very helpful!

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