If you’ve been hurt in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you might be entitled to compensation. The first thing to do is inform the police and your insurer about the accident. Then, collect together the relevant information about the accident as quickly as possible.
Write down details of the other vehicles involved, and details of their drivers and insurers. Write down names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses, and keep a note of any expenses relating to your traffic accident claim. For example, if you have to take leave from work because of your injuries and lose wages as a result, or if you have to pay for any prescription charges.
It is important to contact us to make your claim as early as possible. We may be able to help with your rehabilitation, such as physiotherapy, through the rehabilitation code. You may also be entitled to state benefits.
Don’t be put off making your claim if the other driver isn’t insured, or you are unable to trace them. In these circumstances you can make a claim through the Motor Insurers Bureau.