As in all urban areas, there are Bromley road traffic accidents that occur on a daily basis. Some are slight, while others are fatal. If you are injured in one of the Bromley road traffic accidents, then you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. To find out if you can file a claim, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Filing a claim after Bromley road traffic accidents
To be able to make a personal injury compensation claim for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident, you need to be able to prove firstly that you were not to blame for the accident. You should also be able to prove that the accident was caused by another person, perhaps because of their negligence or reckless behaviour.
After an accident you should receive medical treatment as soon as you possibly can. If you delay seeking treatment for even what appears to be a minor injury, you may damage your future claim.
When there is a road traffic accident involving motorised vehicles, the police must attend the accident scene. It is their duty to investigate the causes of such accidents when someone has been injured.
When the police finish their investigation, they produce an accident report. This should help you prove that you were not to blame for the accident. It is useful supporting evidence for your claim.
How long do I have to make my claim?
You normally have three years from the date of an accident to file a claim for personal injuries as long as the accident occurred within the UK. There are some accidents, and so the injuries sustained in them, that have a shorter limitation period. For some accidents, claims must be filed within months rather than the usual three years.
As it is very difficult to make a claim after the deadline for doing so has passed, you should find out from us at Accident Advice Helpline, how long you have to file your potential claim.
Contacting us at Accident Advice Helpline
You can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now, regardless of the time. Day and night, every day of the year, our phone lines are open.
From a landline, you can phone us on our freephone number. This is 0800 689 0500. To call us from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993. If you discover that there is no one to take your call, please don’t just hang up. Leave a message and we will return your call as quickly as we can.
Perhaps you would rather send us a text message. If so, send the text “claim 365” to us on 88010. We will phone you to find out how we can help you with your potential claim.
Contact us now for help and expert legal advice regarding your potential personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 18th August 2014
Author: David Brown