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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 long after an accident can you file an insurance claim?


    Every year, some people wonder about filing an insurance claim for injuries caused in an accident. If you have found yourself in a similar scenario, you might wonder if you could claim if you were hurt because of something someone else did. That’s what we are going to find out about here.

    How long after an accident can you file an insurance claim?

    If you have been in an accident, you have three years to make an insurance claim, starting from the date of the accident itself. This means you could legitimately be hurt and be fully recovered from those injuries by the time you claim, if you wish.

    Most people like to enquire about the chances of claiming for personal injuries after an accident far sooner than this, although it isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, if you were in a car accident recently, you may have been encouraged to settle a claim if you received a call from the insurers acting on behalf of the other party involved. If you think that third party was the responsible one, keep reading to find out why you shouldn’t take this route.

    Always seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer

    This is by far the best thing to do. Whenever you make a personal injury claim after an accident, you should always do so via a personal injury lawyer. They will have the experience required in this field that will be of great use to you if you are able to make a successful claim. A car insurance company will want to settle quickly and for as little as possible – even before you know the extent of your injuries and how long you will be afflicted with them for.

    Any accident could potentially lead to an accident claim being filed within three years of the incident itself. Very often, the guilty party will not admit liability, or will only do so after a claim has been made and the injured party is progressing with that claim. By speaking with a personal injury solicitor, you can learn more about your case and how much you might be entitled to receive for the injuries you suffered.

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    Are you in need of some no-obligation advice?

    You could benefit from this advice if you were hurt within the last three years, you sought medical assistance for those injuries, and you believe a third party was at fault. You can receive no-obligation advice and decide whether you want to go ahead and try to make a claim after your accident.

    Accident Advice Helpline is never far away, so you can ring us with ease on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. When you do, you’ll get the advice you need from our team of experienced advisors, and they can recommend whether one of our personal injury lawyers can handle a possible claim on your behalf.

    Category: Personal injury claims

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