Suppose you’ve had a road traffic accident, from which you’ve suffered some injuries. Nothing life-threatening, but it’s put you out of work for a while and set you back some money for medical treatment.
You’ve decided to do the sensible thing and contact Accident Advice Helpline to seek passenger accident claims, and you want to make sure the case wins and you receive compensation.
Winning car crash accident claims
Although there can’t be any solid guarantees that your case will win, there are some things you can do after the road traffic accident to increase the chances of success in seeking the car accident claims:
- Start records. Although you may be shaken up or injured, it’s important if you’re injured in a road traffic accident to take notes of what happened, and, if possible, take photographs. Write down as much as possible including the time of day, weather conditions, how the accident happened, and try to secure names and contact details of any witnesses.
- Seek medical advice. It is important to do this at the earliest opportunity. If the car crash claim contained information that no doctor was seen at all, or it took a month to make an appointment, it could be considered that the injuries were not bad enough to warrant remuneration. Call the doctor the same day, or following day. Remember, certain injuries, like concussion, need to be seen immediately and cannot be proven a week later.
- Keep notes of all medical information, including appointments, prescriptions and treatment. This will prove you were injured enough to warrant medical evaluation and treatment as a result of the accident.
- Make accident claims in good time. Although the claim doesn’t need to be sought as quickly as medical attention to win, there is a finite time limit. In this case, you must seek compensation within three years.
It’s also important to remember that if you think you should start road traffic accident claims, the incident must not have been your fault. If the accident occurred because of your actions while driving, you are unable to make a claim.
If you are unsure if the circumstances in your accident are sufficient enough to start a claim, give Accident Advice Helpline a call, or visit the website, and you can find out if you can proceed to seek compensation, with no obligation to use Accident Advice helpline to represent you.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 4, 2013
Author: David Brown