If you have any interest in pursuing an accident claim to get your hands on some road accident compensation then the most important thing is to start early. You’ll have the details from exchanging insurance information with the other driver already, but you should be sure to get down everything you can remember that led up to the accident and anything that might have contributed to it. Details like these will be very important if the claim ever sees the inside of a courtroom.
With all your information in hand then it’s time to consult an expert on this sort of matter. Any traffic accident compensation solicitor will be able to take a look at all of the information you have and advise you on whether you have a case or not. They will also tell you of any other information it would be useful to have. The sooner you visit them and find out what else will be needed the better your recollection of events will be.
You should keep running through the accident in your mind so that it stays fresh and read through your record of the incident every so often. Be careful about adding to it or changing it after the event, even if you think you’ve remembered something new. There’s a chance that your imagination has begun to kick in and you might start to twist or alter the facts. If your story begins to change people may become suspicious.
You should also visit a medical professional to document any injuries that you’ve sustained in the accident and keep a record of your visits and how they affected you. Information like this is very useful when determining the actual amount of compensation that you should receive.