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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 faking a car accident claim will get you nowhere


    There have been a number of reports in recent years of road traffic accidents being ‘faked’ with compensation in mind. Whether the claimant is deliberately embellishing the details of their claim or has staged an incident in itself, bad claims are giving genuine claimants a poor name across the country.

    What is the difference between a good and bad car crash accident claim?

    Simply put, any road-related compensation claim must be based on a factual account of events.

    A good claim is one in which the claimant is a car crash victim and has suffered personal injury, on any level, because of someone else’s driving. The incident, which has caused them harm, has usually happened in the last three years.

    A bad claim is usually based on an accident which has occurred, it however uses dishonest or inaccurate information in attempt to receive compensation. This includes both a false interpretation of events to receive any amount of compensation or to increase an amount that could have been genuinely claimed.

    How will anyone know that it is a bad claim?

    Usually good road traffic accident claims are supported by a sturdy collection of documents, information and accounts which unite to create the background of a genuine claim. With several witnesses, insurance details, photographs, medicals and records of contact with the emergency services, good claims are robust and easily processed.

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    Missing links are usually found in the case of a bad claim. Companies which deal with car crash claims, such as Accident Advice Helpline, for example, have more than 13 years of experience within the sector as a compensation advice provider for personal injuries. With this level of experience, bad claims are almost instantly apparent.

    A bad claim will not be processed. Should it slip through the net, a claim which includes anything but accurate details of the road traffic accident will be void and may incur the claimant charges.

    How to check if you are eligible

    If you are a victim of a car crash, Accident Advice Helpline provides a compensation calculator on their website that gives a decision based on the information you provide within a minute.

    It is also possible to speak to a member of their team directly using their 24/7 helpline, with no obligation to process your claim following the conversation. All claims are processed on a no win no fee* basis to avoid any unnecessary charges for genuine road-injury claimants.

    Date Published: November 19, 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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.