Making a car accident compensation claim in Reigate and Banstead
Residents in Nork, in the Reigate and Banstead district were horrified on the 28th April 2015 (as reported in the Epsom Guardian of the same date). They heard a “huge explosion” which was so powerful that the surface of the road melted. A motorbike rider had hit a car. He was thrown into the air on impact, with his bike. The motorbike caught fire when it hit the ground. The accident happened at 4:45 pm and police were still at the scene at 11:30 pm.
After the collision with the bike, the car, driven by a woman, crashed into a truck in a driveway. This in turn crashed into a garage. The driver was able to walk, but in a state of shock. Paramedics treated the biker at the scene for more than an hour before taking him to hospital.
Eye-witnesses said that the bike was going much faster than the 30 mph speed limit on the road allowed.
Criteria for making a personal injury claim
Most road traffic accidents occur because people exceed the speed limit and because they use mobile phones while driving. If you had an accident and were injured and were speeding or using your mobile at the time, you would not be able to make a car accident compensation claim for your injuries. Both are offences.
To be able to make a car accident compensation claim in Reigate and Banstead for injuries, you have to be able to prove that the accident was not your fault. You must also be able to prove that it was caused by another person.
If you decide to make a car accident compensation claim in Reigate and Banstead, you will need a copy of the police accident report and your medical records.
When someone is injured in a road traffic accident, the police must be called. They have to find out why and how the accident occurred. They appeal for witnesses and finally, on conclusion of their enquiries, they write up an accident report.
Your medical records will show the time and date you received treatment for your injuries. You should have sought medical attention as soon as you could after the accident. These are needed if you make a claim.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline
For help and advice with a potential personal injury compensation claim contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. Either ring one of our freephone numbers, at a time convenient to you, or send us the text “claim 365” to 88010. We will call you to find out how we may be of help.
Should you find that there is no one to take your call, leave a message and we will call you back as soon as we can.
From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile ring 0333 500 0993.
For advice and help to file a claim, call us now.
Date Published: 10th May 2015
Author: David Brown