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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 ensure your road traffic accident claim is valid


    The aftermath of road traffic accidents can be a dizzying, daunting and disturbing time for everyone involved.  Therefore, it is important to keep as clear a head as possible and remember that help is available for victims of car crashes and motorcycle accidents.

    Making a road traffic accident claim

    In order for your road traffic accident claim to be successful, you need to be able to meet certain criteria. The main three sticking points are as follows –

    1: When the accident occurred – in order to be successful, your road traffic accident claim needs to concern an incident that occurred within the last three years.

    2: Who was to blame – establishing fault is a key part of the claims process. If you can prove that your injuries were suffered as a result of negligent or reckless behaviour from someone else, then your case will be stronger.

    3: What treatment was needed – in order for a claim to stand a good chance of success, the subsequent injuries will have needed medical attention.

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    If you meet all of the above criteria, then you have the bones of a successful case. Of course, the stronger a case you present, the higher your chances of success so flesh it out and add to your body of proof wherever you can.

    Making your road traffic accident claim valid

    Evidence:

    The outcome of your case often rests on the quantity and quality of your evidence. Therefore, if possible, in the immediate aftermath of your accident, it is wise to obtain the following:

    –  Details: it is important you collect the contact and insurance details of any other persons involved in the motor accident.

    –  Witness statements: the more of these you can collect and collaborate, the better. Witness statements that arrive some time after the incident took place will be regarded with a degree of suspicion.

    Medical treatment:

    You will need to have records and copies of your medical appointments and analysis from professional practitioners. Unfortunately, some people try and exaggerate the extent of their suffering in an effort to win more car accident compensation. A professional description cannot be argued with.

    Expert help:

    If you think you may be due some compensation following an accident on the road, a quick call to Accident Advice Helpline can establish the strength of your case and, from there, they can help you win the compensation you deserve, usually without the stresses of an appearance in court.

    Date Published: November 10, 2013

    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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