Accident Advice Helpline deals with thousands of claims for compensation every year. We process many different types of injury claim for customers who have been involved in accidents that were not their fault, but road traffic accidents are amongst the most common. With this in mind, we have set out our car accident claims procedure below, which should help you decide whether you want to pursue a claim for compensation if you have been involved in a road traffic accident.
1. Call our 24-hour helpline
This is the first step to take in order to find out whether you are eligible to make a claim. Our helpful advisors will take a few details of your accident and the injuries you sustained, and will let you know if you have a legitimate claim. They can also estimate the amount of compensation you could receive, based on the results of similar cases we have dealt with in the past.
2. Let us recommend the best lawyer for you as part of our car accident claims procedure
We have strong working relationships with specialist legal practices nationwide, and are able to recommend the most appropriate personal injury lawyer for your case, regardless of where you live in the UK. All our legal partners work on a no win, no fee** basis, which means that there is nothing to pay to start a claim.
3. Ongoing support as part of our car accident claims procedure
Once your claim is underway, we will keep in touch with regular updates on progress, and are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your case.
4. Processing your claim
It may be possible for your solicitor to process your claim by phone, and if this is the case you should not need to attend court. This depends on the complexities of your case, however, as does the length of time it will take to finalise the claim. If you have to travel in relation to any part of this process, your solicitor can add your expenses to the final total.
The results of using our car accident claims procedure
If you win your case you may decide to use your award in a number of ways:
- To replace lost earnings if you have had to give up work, or cut down on your working hours
- To purchase much-needed medical equipment to make daily life easier at home
- To pay for medical treatments that could speed up your recovery
Whatever you decide to use it for, the money will make a huge difference to your life, and will help you put the accident behind you.
Date Published: 10th January 2013
Author: David Brown