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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 winter road accident compensation


    Driving on the UK’s roads in winter can be hazardous, even with snow ploughs and gritters tackling wintry conditions. Snow, ice, freezing winds, poor visibility – these can all increase your risk of being involved in a road accident this winter. Even those who think they are safe drivers could still be involved in an accident with a driver who’s distracted at the wheel or somebody who fails to reduce their speed when the weather is bad. But it’s not all doom and gloom – you could make a claim for winter road accident compensation if you’ve been the victim of a dangerous driver.

    Whether you’re involved in an accident as a pedestrian, whilst riding a motorbike, as a driver or even as a passenger, you could make a 100% no win, no fee* claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.

    Who’s at risk?

    Motorbike accidents are more common during the winter months than at any other time of year. A driver who pulls out without looking or turns without checking their mirrors could cause a motorcyclist to skid and fall off their bike in wintry or wet conditions, leading to serious injuries including lacerations and grazes, head injuries, broken bones and spinal injuries. But just because you’re cosy inside your station wagon doesn’t mean you’re safe from being involved in an accident. If you’re hit by somebody who doesn’t stop at a red light or a driver who’s using their phone at the wheel when it’s snowing outside, you could claim winter road accident compensation.

    Your first priority if you’re injured should be to seek medical attention, particularly if your injuries are serious. If possible, taking contact details for any witnesses to the accident could be useful if you later make a personal injury claim – the police may do this when they arrive. You might have escaped with just some cuts, bruises and whiplash, but you could still need to take time off work to recover from your accident, and a personal injury settlement could help you out financially when you need it most.

    I don’t want to go to court

    That’s good, because you probably won’t have to. Most personal injury claims for road traffic accidents can be processed over the phone so it’s unlikely you’ll end up in court. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping customers claim compensation since 2000, so you can trust us to help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured in a car crash. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 and see if you could be eligible to make a claim.

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    Date Published: November 7, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.