If you have had an accident in the car, or been injured while a pedestrian, the first thing to affect you is shock. The speed and violence of a car accident is upsetting, setting aside any physical injury. Most car accidents do have a clear-cut assignment of blame on one or more drivers and if this is so in your case, you have a good chance of being able to claim car accident compensation. Your insurer will obviously take steps to make sure that they are awarded the costs of repairing your car, but claiming through them can be time consuming and may not get results.
Car accident compensation – the 30-second test
On Accident Advice Helpline website there is a quick calculator to see how much, if any, car accident compensation you may be due. You just need to fill in a few details and the calculator will do the rest. The amount is not a guarantee, but most people find it a handy guide. Then your next step would be to call our Freephone helpline number to speak to one of our experts to discuss how to proceed with your claim. Our helpline is open twenty four hours a day, but out of extended office hours you may be asked to leave your contact details – one of our lawyers will get back to you as soon as possible.
We care about the people, not the car
Our interest is what happened to you, not the vehicle. Even if there is little damage to the car, you can sustain quite bad injuries; whiplash, for example, can be very severe and a ‘shunt’ can cause no outward damage but can leave you in pain or incapacitated for life. This is why our legal experts at Accident Advice Helpline recommend that you always get the details of the other driver, even if at the time there seems to be no damage to you or the car. Whiplash injuries can manifest themselves hours or even days afterwards and if this has happened to you, you should certainly make a personal injury claim for car accident compensation. Whatever job you do or whatever your lifestyle, an old whiplash injury is likely to have an effect on the quality of your life and if the accident was not your fault, then you are entitled to help in dealing with the consequences.