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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Auto accident laws


    If you have been injured as a result of an auto accident that was not your fault you may feel daunted at the prospect of pursuing a claim for compensation. To help alleviate your concerns, here we look at important auto accident laws and protocols that you need to be aware of.

    Proving negligence

    In order to pursue a successful auto accident compensation claim you must be able to show that your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence. According to auto accident laws, all drivers owe a duty of care to other road users to drive safely, with due care and attention to their surroundings. If you can show that this duty of care has been breached then you are likely to be able to pursue a successful claim for compensation.

    Time limits – adults

    Time limits for pursuing your claim are one of the most important auto accident laws to be aware of. Adults who have been injured in an auto accident have three years from the date of the accident in which to pursue a claim. If you have not settled your claim within this time, or if court proceedings have not been issued, you may be prevented in from making a claim.

    Time limits – children

    Auto accident laws regarding time limits for children vary slightly to those applied to adults. A person who was injured as a child has until their 18th birthday to make a claim for compensation if no action was taken at the time by their parents or guardians.

    No win no fee

    Often, people contemplating seeking legal advice are put off due to the perceived costs involved in doing so. However, if you are pursuing a claim for auto accident compensation you should ensure that the solicitor you appoint is willing to act for you on a no win no fee basis. This will give you peace of mind that, even if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not face a legal bill for your solicitor’s costs. Accident Advice Helpline’s team of auto accident experts will act for you on a no win no fee basis, alleviating some of the stress that can be associated with pursuing a claim.

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    Auto accident laws

    Accident Advice Helpline are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have and to advise you on your chances of pursuing a successful claim. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 30th July 2013

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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