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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

    Does the weather affect my road traffic accident claim?

    Statistics show that a road traffic accident is more common in the winter months as a result of adverse weather conditions. If you’ve had a car crash or been involved in an accident on the roads that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

    Making a road traffic accident claim in the winter

    The weather makes driving more perilous, but it is often drivers that cause accidents rather than ice or fog. Many drivers, especially young inexperienced drivers, do not adjust their speed or driving style in line with changes in the conditions and this results in accidents. Research from the RAC shows that young drivers are most likely to have road accidents in the winter because they are not used to the conditions, they do not have experience of the roads and they fail to spot hazards as effectively or quickly as more experienced drivers.

    If you have had an accident in the last three years and it was not your fault, you could be eligible for compensation. The weather should not affect your claim, as long as the following conditions apply:

    • The accident was not your fault
    • The accident happened in the last 3 years
    • There is evidence to support the claim, such as information from the police, medical notes and witness statements

    How do I claim car crash compensation?

    If your case meets the criteria, contact Accident Advice Helpline. The firm has been helping consumers in the UK to claim compensation for over 10 years and prides itself on delivering a responsible and hassle-free service. Most of the information needed by legal experts is gathered over the telephone and the vast majority of clients are not required to go to court. Accident Advice Helpline operates on a no win, no fee basis and the team boasts experts in a number of fields, including road traffic accidents, work accidents and slips, trips and falls.

    If you are involved in a road traffic accident, you should try to collect as much information as possible at the scene; take photographs, ask witnesses for their contact details and gather information about other people involved in the collision. You should also visit a medical professional to ensure that you get the treatment you need, and that you have evidence of the injuries you suffered.

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    Date Published: November 6, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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