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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

    How to claim car crash compensation


    If you’ve been involved in a car crash which you believe was someone else’s fault, then you might be eligible to claim compensation, particularly if you have suffered a serious injury. Perhaps you’ve had to take time off work and suffered loss of earnings, or have a whiplash or back injury which requires ongoing medical treatment? Personal injury claims following a car accident require advice from a specialist personal injury lawyer, so it’s important that you seek advice as soon as possible after your accident, as there is usually a time limit in place for claims.

    Gathering evidence for your claim

    Whilst you may not be thinking clearly after your car accident, it is important to try and gather as much evidence as you can at the scene. You’ll need the name, address and contact number of the other driver, as well as their insurance details. You should also take contact details for any witnesses, as you may need to rely on them later for evidence in support of your claim for compensation.

    If it’s possible, try to get photographs of the scene, and remember to keep any receipts for expenses you incur, such as the cost of travel to medical appointments or prescription charges. If the other driver flees the scene, is driving a stolen vehicle or admits to not having insurance, you must report your car accident to the police, who will advise you what happens next.

    How we can help with car crash compensation

    Accident Advice Helpline has been in business for more than 13 years, and during that time we have helped thousands of people with their personal injury compensation claims. Our freephone helpline is open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, so whether you have decided to make a claim or simply want some advice on the claims process, you can give us a call day or night and we’ll be happy to help.

    Not all personal injury compensation specialists are created equal, but you know you can trust us, as we’re accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and we offer a 100% no win, no fee service – we happen to think you should get to keep more of the compensation you deserve if your claim is successful. Claiming can be a stressful process without the right support, but our specialist lawyers are here every step of the way to answer your questions and process your claim from start to finish, and because most claims can be dealt with in full over the phone, you normally won’t even need to worry about attending court.

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    Date Published: December 19, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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