Although cars are getting safer, there are still a large number of road accidents today. There were around 3,500 fatalities per year ten years ago, but that figure has now dropped to less than 2,000 per year. The overall number of people injured has fallen from just over 300,000 per year ten years ago to just under 200,000 per year now.
However, that is still a lot of injuries. If you have been involved in a road accident and it was someone else’s fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Claiming compensation following a road accident
Claiming compensation for road accidents today is no longer a risk because law firms like Accident Advice Helpline will present your claim for you on a no win no fee basis. This means that you do not need to worry about facing unexpected legal bills.
In addition, because it’s a legal requirement for the driver of a car to be covered by motor insurance you will have the confidence in knowing that, if you are successful in your claim, the damages will be paid by the party at fault. If you are injured by an uninsured driver or are involved in an accident where the person to blame cannot be traced, the compensation is paid by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
To make a claim, you must have been injured in a road accident that was someone else’s fault in the past three years. You can find out whether you have a valid claim by taking the unique 30-second test™ on Accident Advice Helpline’s website.
In most cases, claiming compensation is straightforward. You will not usually be required to attend court, but you may need to attend a medical assessment which will determine the severity of your injury. Most minor claims can be dealt with over the telephone.
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation awarded varies depending on the circumstances of each case. Your compensation will consist of amounts for:
- pain and suffering
- any wages lost through having to take unpaid time off work
- any out-of-pocket expenses
For a minor injury sustained in road accidents today the compensation will be in the low hundreds of pounds, but with more serious injuries the compensation can run in to several thousands. The actual amount of compensation cannot be guaranteed in advance, but using a specialist law firm like Accident Advice Helpline gives you the best chance to get the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help me?
Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) has been helping people with their personal injury compensation claims in road accidents today for over a decade. AAH’s patron is consumer rights champion and TV presenter and veteran broadcaster,