Are you wondering how to make accident claims in Reading?
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be wondering what your next step should be. You have probably never been in your current position before, so you may be feeling confused and even traumatised.However making accident claims in Reading needn’t add to your stress, if you use our services at Accident Advice Helpline.
Are you eligible to make a claim?
Just because you have been injured in an accident, doesn’t necessarily mean that you can make personal injury accident claims in Reading. There are some criteria that have to be satisfied if you are to make a claim.
- You must be able to prove that another person was responsible for your accident and injury.
- You should have had medical treatment soon after your accident.
- Accident claims in Reading and the rest of the country must be made within three years of the date of the accident.
If you are sure that you meed these criteria, there is every likelihood that you can make a claim for personal injury compensation. Give us at Accident Advice Helpline a call and find out more about the claims’ process.
Evidence needed if you make a claim
First of all, you must make your medical records and doctor’s report available. These documents will serve to show that you did, indeed, receive treatment soon after your accident. They will also be used, if your claim is successful, to calculate how much compensation you would get for your pain distress and suffering. General damages cover this and
You can also claim special damages, which are designed to compensate you for economic losses, such as loss of earnings, losing promotion chances in the future because of your injury and so on.
Secondly, if the police attended your accident scene, you will need a copy of their accident report. This should prove that you didn’t cause your accident, but that it was the fault of someone else.
If you have photographs of the accident scene, these can also be used as evidence to support your claim.
Witness statements can also be used, although the police will ask witnesses to come forward to make their statements.
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline now for more information
You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline for free claims’ advice and more information about the claims’ process.
You can ring us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, from a landline, or if you want to call from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993. Calls from mobiles are not free, your service provider will charge you the usual rate.
For more information about making accident claims in Reading, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown