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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

    Bristol accident claim solicitors


    Road traffic accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury claims being made. In most cases they can be sorted out relatively quickly. However, there are some instances when all sorts of hidden complications can arise. This article will look at how you can improve your chances of winning compensation when you’re injured by another driver and what things you’ll need to consider when searching for Bristol accident claim solicitors with the right skills and experience to help with your case.

    Bristol accident claim solicitors for car accidents

    Here’s how it should work. If you’re involved in an accident you will swap insurance details with the other driver. If there is blame attached to the accident then the insurance company of the driver deemed to have been at fault will pick up the tab.

    Often it will be pretty clear who was at fault in which case you may receive a pretty quick offer. However sometimes it can be more complicated for a number of reasons.

    What if the other driver has no insurance

    When we venture out onto the roads we’re all required by law to carry third party car insurance to cover damaged caused to any other driver. However, not everyone is responsible and there is an alarming number of uninsured drivers out on the roads at the moment, and if you’re injured by one, you may find yourself in a position where you’re not able to claim anything.

    However, if you find yourself in this predicament you may be able to claim compensation through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau which was set up for just this kind of eventuality. They will assess all claims that you make.

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    What if you are hit by a stolen car?

    Further complications arise in the unlikely event that you are injured by a stolen vehicle. If this happens you may well be entitled to claim compensation through the owner’s insurance. Get advice from an expert to find out if that is the case.

    What if nobody was at fault

    Often accidents don’t seem to be anybody’s mistake. You may not feel either driver was particularly to blame, in which case there would be nobody at fault and nobody to claim compensation off. However, it’s always worth running the matter by the eyes of an experienced personal injury lawyer as they may be able to show you that there is a claim to be made.

    Paying for Bristol accident claim solicitors

    Any claim is likely to bring it’s own set of complications which is why it’s a good idea to work on the basis of no-win, no-fee*. This means that if you do not win your case you won’t have to pay a single penny.

    So if you’re looking for help finding Bristol accident claim solicitors give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 30th September 2014

    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.

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