In the early weeks of lockdown, before travel restrictions were eased, the roads were quiet. Inevitably, with more vehicles on the road, we are again being approached for advice about road accident claims.

One concern people naturally have is about how to maintain social distance if involved in an accident. If nobody has been badly hurt the main thing to do is to take a note of the other vehicle’s registration number. A photo on your phone is fine. You can ask for the other driver’s name and contact details from a distance; try not to borrow pen or paper but make a note on your phone if you can. Take some photos of the vehicle positions and damage too. Unless there is serious injury or the accident is obstructing the road, the emergency services don’t need to be involved. However, if you are hurt then don’t be reluctant to seek medical attention because you are worried about burdening the health service or catching the Coronavirus. Contact your GP. GP practices are still dealing with all kinds of health problems and may well be able to advise you through a remote appointment. 

Fiona Bruce Solicitors are able to advise about all kinds of road traffic accidents, including those where a driver has left the scene. We offer a free 30 minute consultation  and can easily do this by phone or video call. So do get in touch if we can help.

The contents of this article do not constitute legal advice and are provided for general information purposes only.

The contents of this post do not constitute legal advice and are provided for general information purposes only