When should I make car accident claims in Essex?
If you have been in a car accident, you know all too well that the road to recovery can be a long one.
Between managing the pain and adjusting to life with your injuries, dealing with the financial fall-out from your accident and taking time off work, there can be many things to juggle in the wake of a car accident. If the accident was caused by another negligent driver, you may feel particularly angered, and it is in these cases that you could be eligible to claim compensation.
When to make car accident claims in Essex depends on each individual victim; some may want to begin the claim as soon as possible to make sure witnesses are free to come forward, and that information is fresh to mind.
Others may be indisposed with injury and unable to make a claim right away, while some may choose to wait until they know the full extent of the injuries before claiming compensation. When you decided to make a claim is up to you, but it is important to note that there is a government-mandated statute of limitations in place.
Are there time limits in place for making car accident claims in Essex?
There is no minimum time to wait to make a compensation claim.
There is, however, a maximum time limit in place. You have up to three years from the date of the accident in which you can make a claim. It is also important to note that there are time limits regarding reporting an accident as well. If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured or untraced (hit and run) driver for example, Accident Advice Helpline may have to enlist help from the police and the Motor Insurance Bureau to successfully argue your claim. In order to get the MIB are involved, the accident must have been reported to police within fourteen days of occurrence.
Find out more about seeking compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
As one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in the country, Accident Advice Helpline can provide assistance you can rely on when you need it most. We help award over £30 million a year in compensation, and strive hard to make sure very case we undertake results in a successful settlement. Wherever possible, we try to make sure this settlement occurs out of court, in order to reduce the stress and inconvenience to you.
If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, regardless of the severity of the accident and injuries, you deserve to be compensated. To find out how much you could receive, or to learn about our experience handling car accident claims in Essex, call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 28th November 2014
Author: David Brown