If you’ve been injured in a crash, it may be worth looking into a potential claim after a car accident. Compensation may be awarded if you were injured in a road traffic accident through no fault of your own; for example, if you were hit by another driver who was going too fast or using their mobile phone.
Is there always a potential claim after a car accident?
Car accidents happen for many reasons, but in the majority of cases, at least one driver is to blame. Human error is the most common cause of accidents on the road in the UK and examples may include:
- failing to look before turning, overtaking or pulling out
- drink driving
- loss of control
- driving under the influence of drugs
Sometimes, in very minor collisions, when there is no damage to either vehicle and both drivers are unharmed, there is no need to process insurance or compensation claims. However, if you are injured and this affects your ability to work, your income or your mental or physical health, there may be a potential claim after a car accident.
What should I do after an accident?
Following a car accident, it’s important to report the incident to the police and seek medical attention for your injuries. When you feel ready, note down all the information you have about the crash and exchange contact details with any other drivers involved in the incident. If there are any eye witnesses, it is also a good idea to ask for their contact details, so they can provide a statement detailing what they saw.
Claiming compensation for an accident
If you’ve been involved in a road accident and there was a clear case of blame, you may be interested in finding out more about car crash compensation. If the incident occurred within the last 3 years, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim the road accident compensation you deserve.
Accident Advice Helpline was set up in 2000 to provide consumers with a hassle-free and dependable service, which enables them to claim no win, no fee* compensation for injuries and illnesses they have sustained as a result of accidents or incidents, which were not their fault. Call 0800 689 0500 from a UK landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown