Leading advice and compensation provider, Accident Advice Helpline, has today released some timely advice on making car accident compensation claims. This has been prompted by the recent Arctic weather experienced in the UK, and it is hoped that innocent victims of accidents on the road will benefit from their sound advice.
Accident Advice Helpline, widely thought of as one of the best compensation companies in the UK, has offered drivers the benefit of their considerable expertise when it comes to making an auto accident claim.
The company reported that ongoing problems caused by the recent severe weather have resulted in a surge of accident claims by motorists, unwittingly caught up in shunts and crashes, through no fault of their own.
A spokesperson from the company commented,
“The number of claims being brought against third parties increases significantly at this time of year, and the extreme weather has increased the numbers further. Excess speed and sudden braking are two of the most frequent causes of road accidents in the winter and it is often a case of not how well you are dealing with the road conditions, but the fact that you are just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Tips when making car accidents claims which were identified by the company include:
- Try to obtain details of any witnesses to the accident, as they can independently verify your version of events
- Get medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident, either by calling an ambulance or going to the nearest A&E
- In addition to compensating you for your injuries, an auto accident claim for compensation can include an amount for lost earnings and out-of-pocket expenses
- Make sure that your claim is processed on a no win, no fee* basis so that you do not have to pay anything to start the claim
Accident Advice Helpline provides advice and support to people making a non-fault accident claim and their helpline number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: January 31, 2013
Author: David Brown