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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

    Understanding a car accident claim and going to court

    Are you holding back from making a claim? Is it because you are nervous about making a car accident claim and going to court? The thought of doing this is understandably quite nerve-wracking for some people. However, while no guarantee can be given that you won’t have to do this, it is quite rare for someone to have court dates to think about.

    Car accidents happen for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes, simple inattentiveness or a lack of care while driving will be the ultimate cause. Most crashes are caused by people who never had any intention of doing something wrong, let alone hurting someone else. However, one party in a typical accident will indeed turn out to be the one at fault.

    Is it necessary to go to court?

    Actually, in many cases, claimants will never have to attend court. The thought of doing so might be scary and that’s to be expected. Yet the majority of cases stemming from a car accident will not end up like this.

    In most instances, one party will admit blame at some point – sometimes due to the weight of evidence that indicates a particular person was at fault for the crash. The solicitors from either side will then negotiate a settlement so the injured person can receive compensation with as little delay as possible.

    Still worried? Contact us today about a possible car accident claim and going to court

    It’s understandable that you want to move on from your accident and pick up your life again. But if you don’t try and make a claim, you may look back and wonder whether you should have done. You have three years from the date of your crash to start a claim, so even if you’ve neglected to do so following an accident that wasn’t very recent, there could still be time to press ahead with a claims process. We can see whether you could do so, and let you know what to do.

    The advisors at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to talk to you about a car accident claim and going to court, and whether this would be likely to happen in your case. Remember, we are here to make sure you can claim as easily as possible, and that you get the appropriate advice when you need it. Call now on 0800 689 0500, or if you’re on a mobile, call us on 0333 500 0993 instead.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

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