Road Traffic Accident Checklist

  • Have you taken the name, address, contact details and vehicle registration number of the Other Driver(s) vehicle (including the colour of the vehicle as this can be helpful)?
  • Have you noted the time, the road conditions, any speed restrictions/road signs and a clear location (with landmarks, if possible) of where the accident happened?
  • Have you obtained insurance details of the organisations who insure the Other Driver(s) and exchanged your insurance details?
  • Have you noted down a Good Description of what the Other Driver looks like and have you noted any conversation that took place with the Other Driver?
  • Have you obtained names/addresses/telephone numbers/email addresses of any Witnesses who witnessed the accident or even obtained details of those Witnesses that may have only witnessed the aftermath of the accident (as even this can also be useful)?
  • **Always ensure that the details of Witnesses that saw the accident are recorded in any police log.
  • ** Your Witnesses may be reluctant to provide evidence to assist with your claim at later intervals. Obtaining the Witness details and Witness cooperation at early stages can be helpful to even compell them to provide evidence at later stages of a claim, could the Witness(s) later become hostile and reluctant at future intervals. In any event, obtaining the Witness Evidence early can deter Insurers from defending a claim and assist an earlier settlement of claims. **Please always obtain a full name, address, daytime and evening telephone number(s), email address. Always try to ascertain how and when the Witness would like to be contacted, to ensure that they can be contacted at the ease of their convenience**
  • Have you, if the Police attended the accident, taken a note of the attending officer(s) name/badge/police station and/or the log/ crime number? **If you did not call the Police, you can still log the incident now, especially if Police enquiries are necessary. This is very important, especially, if the Other Driver(s) did not stop at the scene of the accident, failing to provide insurance details.
  • Have you taken pictures of the accident location, the damage to your vehicle and the damage to the Other Driver(s) vehicle.
  • If you haven't taken pictures of the Other Drivers Vehicle, have you made a note of the Damage to the Other Drivers Vehicle and your own?
  • Have you drawn a plan/diagram of the accident circumstances?

Were you or any person in the vehicle injured as a result of the accident?

  • Did you seek Medical Assistance for any injuries sustained by yourself or anyone else that was travelling in the vehicle at the time from your local Accident and Emergency, General Practitioner or Medical Walk In Centre?
  • Take regular photographs of any visible injuries that you or your passengers have sustained, i.e. bruising and scars?
  • It is a good idea to keep a diary of your symptoms and the progress of your symptoms.

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You can provide the information to these questions. We will record this in a Questionnaire to return this to you to build a profile of your claim and your instructions today !

Law Connect Solicitors Ltd are Highly Experienced and Speacialists in handling claims that involve:

  • Minor soft tissue injuries through to catastrophical injuries
  • Low velocity impact collisions
  • Claims involving Motor Insurance Bureau
  • Liability admitted claims through to complicated liability disputes

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