We’ve covered some simple tips for staying safe on the roads here before on the site, but the sad reality is that even careful drivers can end up involved in motor accidents through no fault of their own. Though Australia performs increasingly well in international road safety comparisons, dangerous roads are commonplace and serious accidents regularly occur throughout New South Wales.
Based on our decades of experience as car accident lawyers, we’ve put together a quick overall guide to the main do’s and don’ts of making motor vehicle accident claims. The information below will steer you in the right direction for claims in general, but we also strongly encourage you to reach out for direct assistance from our team of personal injury solicitors if you’ve recently been involved in a crash.
What Not to Do When Making a Motor Accident Injury Claim
The immediate aftermath of a car accident is a troubling time for all concerned, and it’s crucial that you don’t inadvertently act against your own best long-term interests. Let’s start with what not to do:
With those caveats out of the way, let’s move on to what you should do.
What to Do When Making a Motor Accident Injury Claim
If you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident, there are a number of practical details you need to take care of quickly once you are out of immediate danger:
When preparing to meet with your solicitor to fill out the injury claim form, make sure you’re fully armed with all relevant details for your case. This includes as much information on the accident itself as possible, along with subsequent details of police reports, medical treatment and bills, and any loss of income suffered in the interim.
Getting your life back on track following a car accident is often a significant undertaking and you need to devote as many resources as possible to the recovery process. In this context, having a professional motor vehicle accident claims lawyer in your corner with deep experience of dealing with similar cases is a common sense step to take. We can help you navigate the process of making a claim with confidence and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
As with all our personal injury claims, we work on a strict no-win, no-fee basis and are happy to advise on all aspects of your potential claim during a free consultation. Contact us today to discuss next steps.