Some car accidents are what police and insurance companies call ‘no fault’, which means that it is not possible to tell who is to blame. Typical examples of that kind of accident would be one in which both cars have damage to the offside (driver’s side) because of a skid. Sometimes there are other indicators, such as evidence to show who braked first but generally most insurers will pay their own client’s costs in these cases. Even if you have been involved in this kind of car accident it is still possible to claim personal injury compensation but in that case it will be necessary to find witnesses and corroborating evidence.
Car accident injuries can be quite serious
Even in what the body shop would call a minor car accident, the personal injury compensation can be quite substantial if you are injured by whiplash or perhaps by flying glass. Windscreens and all glass in a car is safety glass which does not result in ‘shards’ but even so there are sharp edges and the cuts which can be very disfiguring on the face. At Accident Advice Helpline our expert lawyers are often asked to deal with cases of whiplash that cause problems several days, weeks or even years down the line following the accident. This is why it is important to take all details of the other driver following an accident, even if the actual damage to the car may seem to be relatively minor.
Claiming for personal injury compensation is very easy
If you are uncertain whether you have a case for claiming personal injury compensation a quick call to our Freephone helpline should be able to sort it out. If you are ringing outside office hours and an adviser is not available, a quick guide is our 30-second test which will give you an idea of what compensation you may be due. In the case of road traffic accidents which have been assessed by the police to be not your fault then the situation is generally very simple. If you have suffered financial loss because of your injury or are in pain or even hospitalised then a claim for personal injury compensation in relation to your car accident will be a relatively simple task for our experts and you won’t have to appear in court as it can all be done over the phone.
Date Published: September 23, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Car accident claims