One of the main issues of making car accident compensation claims in Clydebank and around the rest of the UK, is finding out whether you are actually eligible to claim. With this in mind, we would like to identify the main criteria that you need to meet in order to begin a claim.
These criteria apply to making personal injury compensation claims in general, so let’s take a look at one of the most important – the time limit for claiming.
Timescales for car accident compensation claims in Clydebank
The time limit for initiating a claim is three years from the time of the accident, or three years from when your injury was directly linked to the accident. Waiting too long will mean that you become ineligible to claim, so without rushing the decision too much, it is worth bearing this important timescale in mind.
There may be exceptions to this rule, however – if the injured party is a minor, for example – but in most cases the three-year rule applies.
Who was to blame for the accident?
Another important consideration is whether you were to blame for the accident. You can claim for personal injury compensation if the accident was not your fault, and your injuries were sustained due to someone else’s negligence.
In the case of car accidents, this could involve a speeding car, or maybe a driver was trying to use their mobile phone whilst behind the wheel.
Assessment of injuries at the time of the accident
Your injuries must be assessed/treated at the time of the accident or soon afterwards. This medical assessment forms a vital part of your claim, linking your injury to the accident and verifying its severity. A medical report can be vital to your solicitor when it comes to making a claim.
Sometimes injuries are not felt until several days after the accident, in which case you will probably see your own doctor, or medical staff within a local Accident and Emergency department.
Compensation claims with Accident Advice Helpline
To confirm your eligibility, and to establish whether you can go on to make a legitimate claim, speak to one of our professional claims advisors. They will go through the circumstances of your accident, discuss the injuries, and take you through the process of making car accident compensation claims in Clydebank and around the whole of the UK.
All claims with Accident Advice Helpline are processed on a no win, no fee* basis. Also called a Conditional Fee Agreement, this means that should you lose your claim you will not have to pay any legal fees to your solicitor.
Call now on freephone 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993, to find out if you can make a claim with us for injury sustained in a no-fault car accident.
Date Published: 14th May 2015
Author: David Brown