Your car is important to you. It is the vehicle that transports the kids to school, brings the bags of heavy grocery shopping home, takes you on holiday, and gets you to work on time.
What if you have an accident?
In most instances, these trips are made safely and without incident. But car accidents can happen and when they do, they are frightening, inconvenient and, if you have been hurt, painful. Some people caught up in road traffic collisions receive life-threatening and life-changing injuries.
UK roads are some of the safest in Europe and so thankfully, many injuries that people receive are ones from which they will recover but still, they have an impact. When life does change, we need solid, relevant advice, and one area that many people seek information about is claiming compensation.
Compensation advice after a car accident in Huddersfield
Compensation is a form of financial redress for injuries you may have suffered as a result of a car accident. Many people often wonder about what is involved in making a compensation claim. If you are seeking information or advice after a car accident in Huddersfield, the following material will help you.
You have three years to claim. In terms of a car accident, the deadline will start to count down from the date you suffered the accident. This is because the three-year window starts from the moment it can be reasonably assumed your injuries occurred as a result of the accident.
Your injuries will need to be assessed. This can make people feel uncomfortable but this process is about ensuring that the compensation settlement received is the right fit for your injuries, their severity, and their impact.
Most people will have seen their own doctor or, as is often the case, they will have been admitted to a hospital via emergency services. If you have not seen a medical professional regarding your injuries, Accident Advice Helpline can help to arrange a medical assessment as part of your claim.
The accident must not have been your fault. In order for your compensation claim to be valid, the car accident in which you were hurt must not have been your fault.
Contact us as soon as possible
Car accidents and collisions happen for all kinds of reasons. Excess speed, not driving with due care and attention, and driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs are all examples. Inevitably, there will be times when the person at fault collides with another vehicle, with the driver and occupants of that car being hurt.
For the best advice after a car accident in Huddersfield, you need to chat to the experts. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or, if calling from your mobile, use the lower rate number 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 23rd August 2015
Author: David Brown