As more and more people own cars and the number of cars on the road is increasing, road traffic accidents are commonplace and often caused by human error.
Subsequently this results in an increasing number of people pursuing accident claim compensation.
Whether you were the driver, passenger, a pedestrian, or the rider of a bicycle or motorbike and have encountered a road traffic accident which wasn’t your fault and have sustained injuries, you may be able to make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline who operate on a no-win, no-fee basis.
You can either call our advisers or take our 30-second assessment to determine how much compensation you may be awarded.
When can the victim of an accident claim compensation?
It is a legal requirement that all vehicles whether it is a motorcycle, van or car are properly covered with appropriate insurance in the event of an accident an a subsequent accident claim for compensation.
If you are involved in any kind of road accident it is essential that you exchange insurance information with the other parties involved. Nevertheless there are some instances when making a road traffic accident claim can be problematic.
Such instances include those where the driver of the vehicle at fault is not insured or the driver has driven away from the scene of the accident. However, this does not necessarily mean that you cannot still pursue your claim, you just need to approach it in a different way, usually through the Motor Insurers Bureau.
Most road accidents are relatively straightforward and have been the direct result of human error, but there are some instances for example if the accident was caused by an animal in the road, children, pedestrians or dangerous road surfaces which can present some problems when pursuing your accident claim compensation.
After a road accident
When you pursue any type of road accident claim compensation you will need to prove that the other individual was at fault which resulted in your injury. You need to gather appropriate evidence will substantiate your claim that the other party was at fault.
Gather as much information as you possibly can including names, addresses and telephone numbers of all those involved, including, if you can any witnesses. Also, if you are able taking photographs of the accident scene can also help immensely with your claim, especially if you have taken photographs of the position of cars and any markings left on the road.
There are some instances when it is essential that the Police are called to the accident including:
- If the driver at fault has no insurance or leaves the scene
- If the driver at fault appears to be under the influence of alcohol or any substance
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th November 2012