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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 road traffic accident compensation


    How to claim road traffic accident compensation

    Being injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault could mean taking time off work or even spending time in hospital for medical treatment. You may even have lost a loved one in a road traffic accident that was caused by a dangerous driver, or perhaps you’ve been seriously injured whilst driving a company vehicle for work purposes. Claiming road traffic accident compensation is an option that’s available to you if somebody else is to blame for your accident, whether it was caused by an unsafe work vehicle or another driver. Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a 100% no win, no fee claim that could help you sort out your finances whilst you recover from your injuries.

    Road traffic accident injuries

    Most road traffic accidents are the result of driver error – whether that’s a drunk or speeding driver or somebody who just isn’t paying attention to the road and other vehicles. If you’ve been involved in a collision, you may be suffering from some of the following injuries:

    • Whiplash
    • Cuts and bruises
    • Facial injuries such as a fractured cheekbone, broken nose or eye injuries
    • Broken bones
    • Back, neck or shoulder injuries
    • Crush injuries – for example if you are trapped in your vehicle
    • Burns, if your vehicle catches fire
    • Shock
    • Injuries to internal organs
    • Head injuries such as concussion or a brain injury

    It might be that you have been rear-ended by another driver whilst stopped at traffic lights, suffering whiplash and needing a few weeks off work to recover. Or perhaps you have sustained a life-changing injury in a collision with a drunk driver on the motorway and now require 24/7 care at home. Whatever has happened, a personal injury settlement could make life a little easier and you deserve to receive road traffic accident compensation if somebody else is to blame.

    How much compensation will you receive?

    You could get an idea of how much compensation you could receive by taking the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website right now, or give us a call on 0800 689 0500. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will take into account the extent of your injuries, their impact on your life and any loss of earnings you have suffered, as well as the cost of any care or medical treatment you need now and in the future. You could receive a substantial settlement if you’ve suffered life-changing injuries in a road traffic accident, but it’s worth seeing if you have a viable claim even if you have sustained minor injuries such as whiplash.

    Date Published: November 30, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

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