Anyone who has been involved in a traffic incident that wasn’t their fault should make a road traffic accident claim. The following tips are useful points that can help you make a successful Road Traffic Accident claim:
1. Talk to a Solicitor
A Road Traffic Accident solicitor will give you an idea of how much compensation you can receive from your accident claim. Personal injury claims solicitors can also help you get a higher amount of compensation from your claim.
2. Visit a Doctor or other Medical Professional
If you were injured in the Road Traffic Accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. Even if you are not obviously injured, you should consult a medical professional to make sure that you are in good health. It is also worth seeking a second opinion or confirmation of a diagnosis for additional strong evidence in your case.
3. Tell the Doctor Everything About your Condition
Tell your doctor about every pain you experienced during and after your accident: Even a small pain can indicate significant damage or an underlying chronic condition. So, make sure to have every pain or bruise on your body examined. Ask for a detailed medical examination copy that explains the physical issues you are going through. This evidence will help you prove damages and help your claim.
4. Don’t Miss your Appointments with the Doctor
Make sure to stick to regular appointments with your doctor (if your situation requires it) so you can keep a strong record of the visits proving that you are suffering from serious injuries. Make sure to arrange 3 to 4 visits to your doctor and book your next appointment before you leave the clinic.
5. Extend Your Treatment (if necessary)
Make sure you keep visiting your doctor until your case reaches the settlement process. If you start recovering during your claim, then the amount of compensation you can claim may be reduced. Your claim settlement hinges on proving damages, such as a long period of suffering after the incident.
6. Surgery Compensation
If your doctor advises surgery for your injuries, your compensation claim is highly likely to be successful. In many cases, medical documents proving the need for surgery are enough evidence of damages to make a successful claim.
7. Attend Physical Therapy Sessions
If you have been advised to attend physical therapy sessions, make sure to attend: They will help your recovery and provide evidence for your claim. Your absence from the sessions could be used to disprove your damage claims and may reduce your settlement.
8. Contact A Solicitor First
Before you get in touch with your insurance company, seek legal advice from a trained solicitor to learn how best to proceed with your claim. Solicitors can provide expert legal advice and guidance as well as supporting you through the case and working on your behalf.
9. Work Consistently
If you think you are well enough to continue your work, then you should keep going to your job as normal. Many judges support those who are independent and continue to work after a road traffic accident in the UK, and may rule favourably if you make an effort to continue working after your accident.