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What To Do After A Road Traffic Accident?

In a road traffic accident?  It is always a good idea to get proper advice immediately following an accident. Your insurance company may recommend a solicitor to you. You can take this up or refuse it. You always retain the right to have your legal affairs handled by someone you choose.  The other driver’s insurance company may try and contact you directly; you do not have to speak with them as they do not have your best interests in mind. Even if you have been a passenger in a car where the driver is at fault, you can still make a claim against their insurance. Solicitors generally do not charge for representing you following an accident. If the other driver is at fault then their insurance company will pay your solicitor’s bill. If you are at fault your insurance company will generally take the matter over and pay whatever bills might arise. You may have legal insurance as part of your policy or legal aid may be available. What if the other driver has no insurance? You can still make a claim, but this will be against the Motor Insurance Bureau, who covers cases of uninsured or untraced drivers. All of this is a lot to remember in the heat of the moment. Most solicitors such as road traffic experts Stewarts Solicitors will offer a free first interview if you want to talk it through.

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