Although cars are getting safer, car accidents still result in nearly 2,000 fatalities and over 20,000 serious injuries in the UK each year. The main cause is driver error, although other factors can be involved. Oil or diesel spills can make the road more slippery than usual and therefore hazardous to motorists. Faulty traffic lights are also a common cause of accidents.
The most common injury is whiplash, although car accidents can cause a variety of other injuries as well, from minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries such as broken bones.
Do you need advice for car accidents compensation?
If you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault in the past three years, you may need advice for car accidents compensation. The amount you can claim will vary depending on the nature of your injury. Compensation for minor injuries can be in the low hundreds of pounds, whereas compensation for more severe injuries or injuries that result in permanent damage will be much higher. Some claimants may need to attend a medical assessment to determine the severity of their injury.
You can claim for the pain and suffering caused by your injury, but you can also claim car accidents compensation if you’ve had to take unpaid time off work as a result of your injury. What’s more, you can also claim for other out-of-pocket expenses. You should keep receipts to document any out-of-pocket expenses that you have incurred.
To find out whether you have a valid claim, and need further advice for car accidents compensation, you can take the unique 30-second test at Accident Advice Helpline’s website.
Getting the best advice for car accidents compensation?
Because it is a legal requirement for the driver of a car to be covered by motor insurance, you know that if you are successful in your claim, the damages will be paid. If you are injured by an uninsured driver or are involved in an accident where the person to blame cannot be traced, the compensation is paid by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
Your best chance of obtaining the full amount of car accidents compensation is to use a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
In most cases, claiming compensation is straightforward. You will not usually be required to attend court, but you may need to attend a medical assessment which will determine the severity of your injury. Most claims can be dealt with over the telephone.
About Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people with their personal injury compensation claims for over 16 years. Our patron is consumer champion and TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen.
Our helpline that is staffed by friendly, professional advisers, and our solicitors specialise in securing compensation for people who have suffered personal injury as a result of road accidents.
If you need advice for any type of personal injury claim call us today. From a landline ring 0800 689 0500 and from a mobile 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 2nd June 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Car accident claims