Have you been the victim of a car accident?
If you have been injured following a collision, you may be wondering about your rights to claim compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline, our advisers receive over 25,000 enquiries from people injured in road traffic accidents that want to know more about making a claim. We are proud to offer jargon-free support and advice to those who need it, all with no obligation to commit to taking any further action. If you want to know about your rights pertaining to car accident claims in East Devon, read on to find out more:
What are the laws surrounding car accident claims in East Devon?
In the UK, you can make a claim for compensation if you have been involved in an accident within the past three years, and can prove you were not at fault for the accident. If the negligence of another driver has resulted in an accident, you can make a claim for the injuries you have sustained, along with any financial losses that may have arisen as a result.
What documentation do I need to make car accident claim in East Devon?
In order to make a successful claim for compensation, it helps to have the right documentation to hand to provide to your solicitor. This can include the official accident report, medical notes as provided by your GP, and statements given by those who witnessed the car accident. If you are making a claim involving a hit and run or uninsured vehicle, you must report the accident within 14 days of it’s occurrence in order to be able to enlist the help of the MIB, as they will need to see the police report.
How much is my claim likely to result in?
Claims are calculated taking into consideration the extent of the injuries, the long-term effect of the accident, the costs associated with treating the injuries, any income that has been lost. You can get a rough idea of how much you could be awarded by using our thirty-second claims calculator, or by calling our claims advisers to have a consultation.
How long does it take to receive the money?
In straightforward cases where there is irrefutable evidence of negligence on the driver’s behalf, they may wish to settle out of court, which can mean you receive the compensation payout in just a few weeks. If the case goes to court, it may take a number of months before a settlement is reached.
How much does it cost to pursue a claim for compensation?
With Accident Advice Helpline, there is nothing to pay upfront, as we undertake every case on a no win, no fee basis. You don’t have to worry about parting with an expensive deposit upfront, and instead, you can put this money towards paying for your recovery.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown