Road Traffic Accident

The roads are certainly becoming much busier again and with this comes the increased risk of having a car accident.

Accident Checklist

  1. If you are involved in an accident here is a handy checklist of what to do:
  2. It is best not to move your vehicle unless it is causing an obstruction to other vehicles or pedestrians. If any party has suffered serious injury or requires assistance to exit the vehicle, then you should call 999 for emergency assistance. You should report the accident to the PSNI and request that they attend the scene if required.
  3. It is very important to exchange details with other driver(s). You are required by law to provide your details, and the other driver must give you their details – name, address, vehicle and insurance details etc. Ensure that you correctly record the other vehicle’s registration number. Even if this is the only information you have, at Gus Campbell Solicitors we can conduct a search of the vehicle registration number to identify the insurer of the other vehicle.
  4. If there are witnesses, obtain their details. This will be very useful if the other party disputes what happened. 
  5. You should also take pictures of the scene of the accident – the position of vehicles and any marks or debris on the road. This could be important evidence if the other party denies that they were at fault.
  6. You should report the accident to your own insurance company as soon as possible, even if the accident was not your fault. 
  7. You should go to your doctor or to hospital as soon as possible after an accident if you have sustained personal injuries as it is very important that there is a record of your injuries.

Claim On Your Behalf

If the other party was to blame, you are entitled to make a claim from their insurers. Gus Campbell Solicitors can deal with any claim for injury or vehicle damage on your behalf.

If you, or any passenger in your vehicle has suffered personal injury, Gus Campbell Solicitors Portadown can deal with the injury claim to ensure that you get the compensation you are entitled to.

If you have been unable to work as a result of your injuries, you are entitled to make a claim for loss of earnings. If you have had to pay for medical treatment, you can pursue a claim for your reasonable medical expenses.

You are entitled to claim for the cost of repairs to your vehicle, or if the vehicle is beyond repair, the value of your vehicle which should be assessed by an independent motor assessor.

If your car has lost value due to accident damage, you are entitled to make a claim for this.

You may be entitled to claim for the cost of hiring a replacement vehicle while your damaged car is off the road, or compensation for having to do without a vehicle. If you have had property in the vehicle or child car seats, you are entitled to claim for the loss or damage of these.

Gus Campbell Solicitors Northern Ireland

Gus Campbell Solicitors Portadown can advise you about all aspects of your claim for personal injury and vehicle damage arising from a traffic accident claim.

If you are at fault for an accident and the PSNI have been involved, you are entitled to seek legal advice in respect of any police interviews or prosecution that may arise. Our expert solicitors will be able to attend the Police Station with you if you have to be interviewed by the Police. If there is a dispute about who is at fault, you may still be able to pursue a claim and obtain reduced compensation.

Our solicitors have dealt with many road traffic accident claims over many years and we are happy to give you our assessment of your case at no obligation to you and advise you about the claim process. Contact Gus Campbell Solicitors to start your claim with a free initial consultation.