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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

    Automobile Accident Compensation

    Automobile Accident Compensation

    It’s a sad fact of life that driving on today’s roads is risky. You may be a careful driver, or you may think you are, but you can’t predict what the other guy is going to do. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident, and it was not your fault, you are fairly quickly going to be looking for automobile accident compensation.

    Keep calm and write it down

    Usually, if the accident is a minor shunt, the drivers exchange details and the insurance companies sort it out, but if it’s more serious than that and people are injured and significant damage has occurred to vehicles and property, then more action is needed. It’s difficult when drivers and passengers are in shock, to stay calm and think of everything, but it’s important to do this, and later on, it will help support the claim for automobile accident compensation.

    Things to do immediately after a road traffic accident

    • the first thing to do is to check if people have been injured and to call the ambulance
    • call the police as it is mandatory to do this when people have been injured
    • set out the warning triangle (all vehicles should carry one)
    • take the details of the other vehicles and drivers involved
    • take photos of the scene and the injuries
    • take photos of the damage to vehicles
    • try to obtain details and consent of witnesses, if any
    • make your own notes of what happened

    How to seek automobile accident compensation

    • Keep all your receipts, however trivial
    • Keep all the documentation you receive from your insurance company
    • Shop around for the right solicitor for your kind of case

    Accident Advice Helpline

    We are a personal injury law firm, which specialises in personal injury compensation, including automobile accident compensation. Established for more than fifteen years, we have helped thousands of clients win compensation they are entitled to after being injured in an accident that was not their fault. It is important to find the right solicitor for each case and our quick and easy assessment process is designed to do that. Our 30-second online test will confirm whether or not the claim is eligible and then our questionnaire asks for information about the accident. Based on this and on similar cases we have dealt with, we can find the right legal representation for your circumstances.

    Accident Advice Helpline works with a network of hundreds of solicitors to win automobile accident compensation on a no win no fee basis. We can give you a quick estimate of what your claim is likely to be worth. You can call us on 0800 180 4123 and talk to one of our friendly, professional advisors or start your claim online. Our advice is free and there are no upfront charges to pay.

    How do I qualify?

    Three conditions must apply for a claim to be eligible

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    • the accident must not have been your fault
    • it must have occurred within the last three years
    • the claimant will have received medical attention as a result

    Date Published: 22nd January 2013

    Author: David Brown

    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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.