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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

    Who pays the compensation for my traffic injury?


    If you have been a victim of someone else’s bad driving, inadequate maintenance of a vehicle or other traffic injury you will quite rightly be considering a personal injury compensation case against the guilty party. Some people do worry though about whether they will be able to claim the amount awarded. In most cases, the person or organization who is being sued for compensation will carry insurance which will cover your claim. Because Accident Advice Helpline lawyers are paid on a no win, no fee* basis, you don’t have to find any money up front and so there is no need to worry about being landed with a big bill.

    What if the driver who caused my traffic injury is uninsured?

    Many people who come to us for help assume that if the driver is uninsured they will not be able to make a successful personal injury claim but this is not necessarily the case. Some insurance companies will make a payment even if the actual driver was not their insured party; in other cases, the driver has other insurances which will cover the cost. The case may be more complicated than normal when you have received a traffic injury because of an uninsured driver, but that is what we are here for. With experience in dealing with personal injury claims, we have seen most type of situation and know just what to do – as Esther Rantzen, our patron, says – you can trust us. Uninsured drivers constitute an unacceptable percentage of drivers on the road, so we have methods in place which are constantly being called upon.

    Can you tell me what my compensation might be?

    We do have a 30-second test on our website but this is for guidance only. A traffic injury which appears superficially the same can affect different people in different ways and this will have an impact on the amount awarded. Also, the insurance company may appeal against the amount if they feel it is excessive. What we do make sure of is that you have a reasonable expectation of receiving compensation if the other party is at fault and you have been injured. We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Lexcel, the Law Society’s practice management standard and always make sure that any work we do complies with that high requirement of excellence.

    Date Published: September 2, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    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.