Unfortunately, flooding is no longer a rarity in this country and it can do more than just damage property, it can also cause serious accidents. If you have been the victim of an accident in these circumstances you may well be able to make a flooding accident claim.
Before making a flooding accident claim it is best to seek legal advice. Our legal team at Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with many claims since the company’s formation in 2000. Our personal injury solicitors are experienced in dealing with a wide range of claims, including flooding accident claims.
How to contact us
You can make contact with Accident Advice Helpline by ringing us on 0800 180 4123. This Freephone number is available 24/7. Our highly trained advisers will be able to assist you and explain the steps that you need to take next. Alternatively, we also have a number for mobile calls, 0333 500 0992, which is also available 24/7. You can also text “claim 365” to 88010 and one of our advisers will get back to you as quickly as possible.
What type of injuries can be suffered in a flooding accident?
The injuries suffered in a flooding accident have the potential to be very serious, especially if you fall into fast running floodwaters or down a manhole where the cover has been washed away. Flooding can also lead to road traffic accidents and serious injury.
Whatever the type of injury suffered, it is important that you seek medical treatment as quickly as possible. This will also assist your pursuit of a flooding accident claim. Your doctor’s medical report will give details of the injuries suffered and this could be crucial in obtaining a higher amount of compensation if your claim is successful.
Making the claim
By contacting us here at Accident Advice Helpline you will be taking those first steps towards a flooding accident claim.
To make a claim for compensation you must not have been responsible for the accident. Our expert lawyers will first determine if you have grounds for a claim and then identify who actually has liability; this is done by evaluating your own testimony and that of any witnesses. That is why, when involved in any kind of accident, you should try to take the names and contact details of anyone who saw the incident. In addition, if the police attended the scene of the accident you should also take the name and force number of the investigating officer, as his/her statement could prove vital.
Admittedly, legal services can be expensive and that can put people off seeking advice and assistance for accident claims; however, here at Accident Advice Helpline our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. This means you won’t have to pay any money up front when making a flooding accident claim through us. This should give added peace of mind when seeking the compensation you and your family deserve.
Date Published: October 16, 2014
Author: David Brown