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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

    Faulty clutch accident advice

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide you with free faulty clutch accident advice and assist with sorting out your legal options if you’ve been injured as a result of such an accident. You can call us whenever it’s convenient as our lines are always open and our staff are always ready to listen. We won’t pressure you into making a claim with us but we are able to help with that side of things too, if you decide you want us to.

    The first thing you should be aware of is that your claim will need to be made within three years of your accident happening, unless you were under 18 at the time, in which case the three year claims period begins when you turn 18. You’ll need to have seen a doctor about your injuries so that there’s a medical record that can be used to confirm what happened to you. As with any kind of car accident, you should also tell your insurer and report it to the police straight away. The police record may also be able to help with your claim.

    What kind of claim is allowed?

    You won’t normally be able to make a claim if you’ve done recent maintenance on the clutch yourself, as you’ll have to be able to prove that somebody else was responsible for the problem with it. There may be an exception to this, however, if similar problems have been identified in other cars of the same make, so it’s still worth getting in touch with us if you’re unsure.

    If your vehicle is new, if somebody else has done maintenance work on the clutch, or if it has recently passed an MOT, there’s a good chance that you could make a successful claim. You may also be able to claim if you suffered from a faulty clutch accident in a hired vehicle or a vehicle owned by your employer and used by several different people for work purposes.

    Where to begin

    If you decide that you want to make a claim, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to find the right solicitor. We have a number of specialist road traffic accident solicitors on our books and we will quickly be able to find you one who can take on your case. We can do this on a no win, no fee basis so that you don’t need to worry about finding money up front and you won’t have to pay us at all if the case is lost.

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    We believe in keeping things simple for our clients – there’s really no need for claiming to be stressful – so your solicitor will take care of most of the work and keep in touch with you by phone. You’ll be consulted on big decisions but beyond that it’s up to you how closely involved you want to be. We’ll work hard to get you a good settlement so you can relax and concentrate on your recovery.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: January 2, 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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.