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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Are witnesses necessary in a car accident claim?


    When a road traffic accident occurs it can be a traumatic and stressful situation. Immediately after the event it is unlikely you would be thinking about making sure there were witness statements, after all this is the police’s job. However, when making a car crash claim are witnesses necessary every time?

    Witnesses to the road traffic accident

    Witnesses are a powerful thing to have in order to help prove that the car crash wasn’t your fault but are witnesses necessary? The answer is not necessarily. More and more drivers are getting dashboard cams which record everything. As well as this, the amount of CCTV cameras are ever increasing in the UK so it may have been that one picked up your car accident.

    Making a car crash claim with no witnesses or video footage

    If you are unlucky and you are involved in a car accident which has no witnesses or video footage you may still be able to make a claim if it wasn’t your fault. Whereas you may think that witnesses are necessary, there are other clues left after the accident to suggest whose fault the car crash was.

    This could be anything from the damage caused to the car, tyre marks on the road to driver injuries. Each of these aspects tell a story of the car accident to help lawyers work out what happened.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you have been involved a road traffic accident within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that has over 15 years’ worth of experience in personal injury claims.

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    In addition to being endorsed by TV personality and consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, our expert team of lawyers work on a no-win no-fee* basis in order to make the claims process as simple and as stress-free as possible.

    Speak to one of our friendly advisers today on our 24-hour free phone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from you mobile to find out more about making a road traffic accident claim.

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    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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