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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

    Car crash not my fault – what can I do?

    There is not always someone to blame for a car crash, but more often than not, someone is at fault. Whether it is a drink driver or whether it is someone talking on their mobile phone while on the road someone may have been negligent. If so, you have a right to pursue them for a monetary award to ease any financial difficulties you may have as a result of their negligence. Here’s what you can do next.

    Car crash not my fault: the 30-second test

    Our 30-second compensation calculator is free to use and will give you an estimate of how much money you could receive if a car crash was not your fault. All you need to do is fill in a quick form which will ask you whether you were at fault and whether your injury occurred within the last three years. This is to make it easier when recollecting exactly what happened the day of your car crash. Next, fill out your name and telephone number and wait for our calculator to do the work for you.

    Talk with us

    Even if you think your case may not be worth pursuing, we can help you make this decision. Our Freephone line is available 24/7; just leave a message after working hours and we will get back to you. Alternatively, call during the day to speak to one of our advisors immediately who will be able to give you an idea of how much compensation you could get if a car accident was not your fault. They will also be able to advise you on how long the case could take to get resolved and whether it will be easy to settle with the other party or not.

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    Pursue the case

    Most of our cases are resolved over the phone therefore there is no need to worry about court proceedings just yet. If you have spoken to one of our advisors and you decide to go through with pursuing your personal injury compensation claim then we will help you obtain all the facts and evidence you will need to back up your claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) therefore we are highly capable of dealing with just about any claim.

    Date Published: September 24, 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.