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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

    Car accident claim time limit

    Car accident claim time limit

    Being involved in a car accident is a horrific experience regardless of whether you were at fault or not. The sheer volume of traffic on the roads today makes it likely that at some stage in your life, you could have an accident on the roads, whether that is as a driver or a passenger.

    The repercussions of a car accident can be devastating. Even a simple whiplash injury can take months to heal, making daily life uncomfortable at best, and at worst preventing you from working altogether. Regardless of the type of injury suffered, if it has affected your lifestyle, you may be wondering if you can still claim compensation if you did not make a claim straight away. The good news is that the car accident claim time limit is 3 years.

    Do you qualify to make a claim?

    We deal with thousands of cases every year, and offer a supportive presence whilst you make your claim, by keeping you updated on progress and answering any queries you might have. There are 3 general criteria for making a personal injury claim, including the car accident claim time limit, and these are:

    • The accident should not have been your fault
    • In the case of a car accident, it needs to have happened within the last 3 years
    • You must have received medical attention for your injuries following the accident

    If you meet these criteria we will be able to put you in touch with one of our solicitors who will process your claim.

    Advice on the car accident claim time limit and much more

    Our in-house solicitors will confirm that you are within the legal time limit for making a personal injury claim, and put forward a case for claiming compensation. They may be able to process your claim over the phone, meaning that it will be less stressful for you in not having to attend court.

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    All our solicitors operate on a basis of no-win, no-fee, which reduces the financial risk normally associated with taking legal action. Even out-of-pocket expenses can be reclaimed if you keep all your receipts.

    To summarise, the car accident claim time limit is 3 years, and if the accident was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Give our helpline a call for confirmation of this, and to get some honest legal advice from the experts.

    If you have decided that you definitely want to make a claim, or you just want to find out more information, call our helpline and one of our friendly advisers will be able to confirm whether you have a legitimate claim. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: 10th 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.

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