Even the rich and famous have bad days behind the wheel!

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Even the rich and famous are sometimes unsure what to do after an accident and Stella McCartney is no exception. Here is some guidance on what you should do if you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident.

Immediately stop (failure to do so is an offence) and swap contact details with the other driver. Ideally these details should include name, address, insurance details and licence plate numbers but it is also helpful to take a note of the colour, make and model of the vehicle.  If you get nothing else – get the license plate and a search can then be carried out to determine whether the vehicle is insured and by whom.

Injured or blocking the road? Then call the police. Road traffic accidents should be reported to the police within 24 hours.

Have a camera phone? Then take some photographs.

Contact your insurance company and report the accident to them and they will send you out a claim form.

If you are injured in the accident seek the appropriate medical treatment, depending on your injuries this may be through your GP or hospital. If you are pursuing a personal injury claim you will need to instruct a Solicitor and your Solicitor will send you for a medical report, but this will be purely for your claim and will not involve any treatment. If you lose any wages or have to make any payments such as for private physiotherapy, keep details of these and pass these on to your Solicitor and they can submit them as part of your claim.

At McCartan Turkington Breen, we have a specialised local team dedicated to dealing with road traffic claims and all that they encompass. If you instruct us we will give you expert advice and assistance in relation to repairs, car hire and personal injury and we will make the process as painless as possible for you.

If you have been involved in an accident, please contact one of our team of Solicitors on 02890329801.