If you’re driving in winter, you have to be even more cautious than you usually would. The darkness, the rain, sleet or snow, and the ice on the road all make driving in winter difficult – and dangerous. In addition to worrying about getting from A to B, you have to consider the prospect of being involved in an accident that isn’t your fault.
Injuries sustained in a vehicle collision in winter may be severe. But even if you suffer a relatively minor injury, such as whiplash, it could still be painful and cause you a great deal of inconvenience – so why not make a personal injury claim through an accident lawyer in Epping Forest?
How to claim
There are several steps involved, but at Accident Advice Helpline, we make things as simple and straightforward as possible for you. We’ve spent every day of the past 14 years dealing with claims and helping accident victims to be awarded the payouts they deserve, so we’ve had a lot of practice – and you can benefit from our experience.
1) Make sure you’re safe and well, and in the right frame of mind to begin. You have three years from the date of your accident to claim, but we’d advise you to start much sooner. However, you need to wait until you’re comfortable, so don’t think you need to call us as soon as you get discharged from hospital (although you can, if you wish).
2) Call our hotline. We have two numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landline users, and 0333 500 0993 for people calling from mobiles. There’s also the option to text “claim365” to 88010 – if you do this, someone will call you back.
3) Tell the adviser what happened. Your advisor is there to help you. They will take your details and guide you through everything that will happen if your claim is taken on by Accident Advice Helpline – and they will treat you with empathy and sensitivity.
4) If you’re eligible to claim (i.e. if you’re injured and it was someone else’s fault), your case details will be passed to an accident lawyer in Epping Forest, who will get to work on your case as soon as possible. All our solicitors work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
How you can help your accident lawyer in Epping Forest
There’s one thing you will need to do in order for your claim to proceed: take an additional medical test. We understand that you will probably have seen enough of doctors, nurses and hospitals for now, but this is an essential part of the process.
It’s also advisable to keep all your receipts for expenses related to your claim. File away receipts for childminding fees, home help fees, prescription charges, and taxi fares. Why not start a file and put them in with your photographic evidence and medical records?
We look forward to helping you with your claim. Why not make that call now? Our lines are open 24/7.
Date Published: 20th November 2014
Author: David Brown