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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

    Does a car accident automatically entitle me to make a claim?


    Have you recently been in a car traffic accident that wasn’t your fault?

    According to the Department of Transport, in 2012 alone over 195,000 drivers, passengers and pedestrians were involved in some sort of road-traffic incident that wasn’t a result of their doing. Many of these victims have suffered minor to severe injuries, which hindered their day-to-day life and in some cases caused incident-related stress.

    What to do after your road traffic accident

    Many victims of road traffic accidents are left feeling frustrated that their health and lifestyle has been jeopardised. It is possible to seek compensation for your injuries, if your accident meets the following criteria:

    • the car collision was someone else’s fault
    • the road traffic incident occurred within the last three years
    • the car accident has caused you harm

    Instances when you wouldn’t be able to claim

    Generally speaking, if your road traffic accident doesn’t meet the above criteria, it is unlikely that you will be able to claim compensation for the accident.

    It is essential that you are not to blame for the case, and law firms are unlikely to take on cases which occurred over three years ago.

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    You must also give an honest and accurate report of the event that took place and the harm you have suffered. Giving dishonest or inaccurate information is known as a bad claim and will lead to your application for compensation being void and possibly legal fines.

    How Accident Advice Helpline can help you

    If you have established a genuine claim, which meets the criteria for compensation, Accident Advice Helpline could help you. With over 13 years experience in dealing with personal injury claims, specifically assisting victims of road collisions, they are able to provide specialist support.

    The 24/7 helpline ensures that whatever your daily schedule, someone is always on hand to help you, offering advice with absolutely no obligation to pursue the claim following your phone call.

    It is the aim of Accident Advice Helpline to ensure that your car crash claim is dealt with as smoothly and efficiently as possible with little disturbance to you – most claimants will not even need to attend court.

    With a no win, no fee* policy offered from all of Accident Advice Helpline lawyers, it is a guarantee that unless your claim is successful, your enquiry will not cost you in solicitor fees.

    Date Published: November 18, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Car accident claims

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.