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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

    More than one driver was involved in my accident – Who’s to blame?

    Nowadays, many vehicle accidents involve more than two separate parties, and this can cause complications and some confusion regarding who is actually to blame. Accident Advice Helpline has 13 years of experience when it comes to claiming for financial compensation for multiple collisions and we will be happy to help.

    A typical multi-vehicle collision scenario

    Due to the population and small size of the UK, there are many busy roads and even busier junctions during our rush hours. Sometimes our vehicles are a little too close together and if one person should make a mistake, the results can be catastrophic. Just imagine you are in a queue of traffic and pulling away from a junction. There are 3 or 4 cars directly behind you, suddenly the traffic in front of you stops, and this forces you to brake immediately. The car directly behind you also brakes, but the third car doesn’t react in time. This can often lead to multiple collisions, and even at low speed the car behind you is shunted violently enough to hit your car. So who is to blame for this and who do you make your insurance claim from?

    What to do next?

    The most important advice we can give anyone who experiences this unfortunate scenario is this – don’t panic. The next thing that you should bear in mind is trying to get as much information as you can at this time. The names and contact details of the other drivers, as well as their vehicle and insurance details. Witnesses will also help the cause, and the police should be called to the scene. Your insurance company should be told as soon as possible and you can pass on all of the details at this point. Visit your local hospital to check for any injuries including whiplash symptoms. If the driver that collided with your car is insured, your own company will be making the claim from them. If they do not have insurance, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline immediately.

    How we can help

    As well as being able to deal with injury related financial compensation claims, we can also offer advice on claiming against uninsured drivers. We have been doing this successfully for 13 years and work on a 100% no win no fee* basis. Most of our case do not require the claimant to appear in court and we promise you a friendly and sympathetic experience every step of the way. So if you have experienced a multiple vehicle collision and require any type of advice, please pick up the phone and call our legal financial compensation claim experts right now.

    Date Published: October 18, 2013

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    Author: David Brown

    Category: Car accident claims

    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.