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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."

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    A car crash claim

    When can you make a car crash claim?

    Car crashes are unfortunately a common occurrence on Britain’s roads today, with many occurring due to human error. Causes may include:

    • Speeding
    • Lack of observation
    • Driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
    • Tiredness
    • Poor eyesight
    • Mechanical failure
    • Poor signage
    • Dangerous manoeuvres, such as overtaking carelessly

    If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, you may have been physically harmed as well as emotionally affected by the experience. Car crashes can leave you feeling shaken and nervous, leaving psychological scars as well as physical ones. Injuries that require medical attention range from whiplash to broken legs and concussion. Sadly, some people receive very serious injuries and many die on the UK’s roads every year.

    You can make a car crash claim if your accident occurred within the last three years, and was not your fault. To check your eligibility to move forward with a claim, we recommend you take the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test.

    What information will you need to make a car crash claim?

    The more details you have to support your claim, the better. Information that may aid your case includes:

    • Details of other parties involved in the accident (including telephone number, address and vehicle registration)
    • The contact details of any witnesses – this will help prove the accident was not your fault
    • A note of any road conditions that may have contributed to the accident
    • Photographic evidence – if you have a camera phone, make sure you take as many pictures as you can of all vehicles involved in the accident

    All of the evidence above should be gathered at the scene of the crash – it may be useful to note these down and keep the list in your wallet or car glove compartment as a prompt should you be involved in an accident. You will likely be in shock following the crash and will find it difficult to think coherently, so a list for reference may prove very helpful.

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    Following the crash, it is vital that you receive medical attention, even if you believe you are unharmed. Not only is this important for your health, but a doctor’s report can also be used in your car crash claim.

    Chat to Accident Advice Helpline about a car crash claim

    To progress your claim, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. We are one of the top law firms in the UK, and we will work hard to help you get the maximum compensation you deserve.

    Most claims can be processed via the telephone, and the majority of our claimants do not need to attend court. At Accident Advice Helpline, we work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you don’t need to pay any cash up-front to get your claim started.

    Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to chat to Accident Advice Helpline today. Our initial advice is free.

    Date Published: 22nd January 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 with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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