The last thing you probably think of when going to a car boot sale is getting injured, but if you were recently involved in an accident, you may be able to make a car boot sale accident claim. This is where Accident Advice Helpline could be of some assistance.
Despite the rise of shopping centres and megastores, traditional car boot sales continue to be popular around the country. You can find a bargain at a car boot sale, where people can come to sell relatively obscure or inexpensive items, including furniture, clothes, knick-knacks, music and books. Car boot sales are relatively informal events that take place in a parking area, field or other public space.
If you are interested in making an accident claim, you can start the process by checking online to see if you are eligible. Go to our free online claim calculator to check your claim and what it could be worth. The calculator asks six questions about you and your accident. We also have a free helpline. Simply call us on 0800 180 4123 to speak with one of our expert associates. Your call advisor will try to assess if you can claim accident compensation and then pass you on to one of our no win no fee* personal injury solicitors.
If you are using a mobile phone, dial 0333 500 0992. Our helplines are open 24 hours a day. You can also text “claim365” to 88010 to receive a call from one of our helpful call advisors.
Determining culpability for your accident
The first thing we need to establish is who caused your car boot sale accident. Accident Advice Helpline helps thousands of people every year who suffered personal injuries they did not cause themselves. We need to establish who caused your accident and determine what kind of supporting evidence there is for this. The basis of a strong accident claim typically include witness statements, photographic evidence, an admission of culpability by the other party involved, your medical records and receipts for any expenses related to your accident, such as medical fees. Of course, the other person may not admit to being at fault, but other factors may serve to prove their culpability even without their admission.
Your accident may have been caused because the area in which the car boot sale took place was fundamentally unsafe. The ground may have been boggy or badly maintained, leading you to fall, perhaps breaking your ankle or hip. You may have been put at risk by one of the people selling at the sale. You may not have been sufficiently warned about an item for sale, which splintered in your hands or caused you another type of injury.
If you think a third party is to blame for your accident, contact Accident Advice Helpline today and see what course of action might be available to you to receive compensation for your accident.
Date Published: November 15, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in a public place