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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

    Claiming compensation for a serious or fatal collision

    Injuries sustained in road traffic accidents can be serious, even fatal. Here are a few examples of the types of injury you could sustain:

    • Whiplash
    • Concussion or other serious head injury
    • Broken bones
    • Cuts and bruises

    The number of accidents on roads across the UK is something that the government works hard to reduce, and by being aware of accident statistics, steps can be put in place to tackle accident blackspots, such as traffic calming measures, speed cameras etc. However there is still the potential for accidents to happen.

    If you have sustained a serious injury, or if someone you love has been injured or even killed in a collision, you may be considering claiming compensation for a serious or fatal collision. It’s important to establish who was at fault; a distracted driver or somebody driving at speed in a busy area could easily cause a collision.

    Is claiming the right next step for you?

    If you feel angry or frustrated at the injuries you or someone you love has suffered after a road traffic accident, claiming compensation for a serious or fatal collision could be the next step to take. You can usually get free advice from a personal injury lawyer, who will be able to tell you whether you have a viable claim. The next step will be for them to gather evidence in support of your claim and finally agree a settlement with the other side – usually, the other driver’s insurance company. In the case of uninsured drivers, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau may be able to help. Bear in mind that the amount of compensation received will depend on pain and suffering caused, any loss of earnings due to time off work and any medical or travel expenses incurred as a result of the accident.

    How we can help you

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been in the personal injury industry for 14 years, and we are proud to have helped hundreds of people claim the compensation they deserve for serious or fatal collisions. Because we offer a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ service, you don’t have to worry about expensive upfront legal fees. We also offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so whether you are ready to make a claim or simply have some questions about the process, you can call our freephone helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

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    Date Published: December 6, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    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.

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