Road traffic injury claims are but one of the many types of injury claim that we handle here at Accident Advice Helpline. Like any type of injury claim that we help people with, the first thing that must be established is that the blame for the accident or incident that causes the injury, must be attributable to a third party, someone other than the injury victim him/herself.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) injuries can be physical and/or psychological
Another of the other things that has to be established before road traffic injury claims can be raised, is the severity or consequences of the injury. Injuries such as minor cuts and bruises would not justify a claim for compensation, whereas injuries that involve more serious body trauma would. Injuries can be physical, but they can be psychological too; for example post-traumatic stress disorder. One of the most common road traffic injury claims that we handle is whiplash injury.
Whiplash injury occurs when someone’s head is violently jerked forwards, backwards or sideways as the result of an impact/collision. Most whiplash injuries are the result of road traffic accidents, but can happen in other circumstances too. It’s quite common for whiplash to be the only injury sustained in an RTA; in fact, at the moment, the claims industry is dealing with over 1200 whiplash claims per day! It is of course something that we handle here, but you will need to be able to supply medical proof to back up any claim.
Obtain a police accident report reference number
As well as having medical proof of any injury, be it whiplash or any other type of injury, all road traffic accident claims should also be substantiated by a police accident report reference number. Claims also need to be lodged within 3 years of the accident itself, according to the three year statute of limitations.
The majority of road traffic injury claims are routine
With medical proof and a police accident reference number, most road traffic injury claims are quite routine and can be completed in fairly short order. The speed and simplicity of the no win no fee* personal injury claim process that we operate here at AAH is renowned within the industry.
Initiating a claim
The actual process of making out any injury claim can be completed online. Most people start by visiting our website and using the HOW MUCH calculator to establish the potential value of their claim. It only takes 30 seconds. From there it’s simply a matter of clicking on the green “claim now” button to call up the accident claim form itself, which can also be completed online.
Should you need help
Our no win no fee* injury claim process, as recommended by Esther Rantzen, is very user-friendly, but help, should you need it, is readily available via our free helpline which is accessed by calling 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.