If you’ve been involved in a road accident, it can often be tempting to assume that the other driver was to blame. In some cases, blame will be clear to assign, but often, it’s unclear who was at fault. If you firmly believe that the accident was not your fault, and you’ve been injured as a result of a crash, then you might be considering making a claim for personal injury compensation. In cases like this, you’ll need the services of a professional personal injury lawyer, to ensure things are handled correctly.
Personal injury lawyers
Whilst there are steps you can take to gather evidence if you’re involved in a road traffic accident, it is ultimately up to your lawyer to prove that you have been injured as a direct result of an accident that was not your fault. You can protect yourself by ensuring you note down the names, addresses and contact numbers of any witnesses at the scene, and by trying to take photographs of the crash scene. You should also report the incident to the police if the other driver does not have valid insurance, or if they flee the scene.
Claiming for compensation after an road accident
Many people are hesitant to claim for compensation, fearing complicated, lengthy court proceedings and an unsuccessful outcome. Most personal injury claims can be processed over the phone, so it’s unlikely you will need to attend court, and provided the person who caused the accident has insurance, these types of claims can be more straightforward than many people may think. It’s important to act quickly after an accident as there is usually a set period of time in which you can make a claim. If you make a claim for compensation soon after your road accident, the event will still be fresh in your mind and you will have to hand evidence to support your claim, such as records of medical treatment and receipts for other expenses incurred, such as travel to medical appointments or prescription costs. If you have been unable to work due to your injury, you could also claim for loss of earnings.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are personal injury compensation specialists, and we have more than 13 years’ experience in the personal injury industry, so we know what we’re talking about. We’ll help you with every step of your claim, and our 100% no win, no fee service ensures you’ll get to keep more of the money you’re entitled to. Because we are accredited by Lexcel, the Law Society’s practice management standard, you know you’re in safe hands, and our freephone advice line is open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, so why not give us a call today for a confidential, no-obligation chat with one of our friendly team? We’d be happy to get the ball rolling on your car accident claim.
Date Published: December 19, 2013
Author: David Brown