Getting into a car accident is something that all drivers dread. It’s something that every driver needs to be aware might happen to them at some point when they’re on the road. Another thing to be aware of, as a driver, is that car accident compensation claims in County Durham can be made if you get injured because of someone else’s actions.
Criteria for making car accident compensation claims in County Durham
To be eligible to claim compensation, you must fulfil the following criteria:
- You were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault
- The accident happened during the past three years
That’s it. Note that the severity of the injuries is not mentioned. A person suffering whiplash or cuts and bruises is just as eligible as someone who has had to endure extensive medical treatment.
There’s an exception to the three-year time limit, too. If you were under 18 when the accident happened, the deadline is extended.
Act sooner rather than later
No matter how old you were at the time of the accident, it’s always best to get started with a claim as soon as you can.
Firstly, everything will be fresher in your mind. Don’t call from the scene of the accident, because you won’t be fit and well enough to deal with making a claim, but certainly do begin the process as soon as you feel able to cope with it.
Secondly, the longer you leave it, the more out of pocket you will be. Perhaps you’ve had to hire a home help or a childminder while you can’t take care of your usual tasks. It’s better to get your payout before your financial problems become too much to bear.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
If you’re wondering which law firm to call about claiming, look no further than Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve been dealing with car accident compensation claims in County Durham, and claims for a variety of other kinds of accident, since 2000.
Our approach is characterised by a firm focus on the client. We put you at the centre of everything and demonstrate empathy and sensitivity at all times. As a result of our actions, we have gained much positive feedback from clients, as well as the endorsement of Esther Rantzen.
Our hotline is open 24/7, and you can reach us on one of these numbers:
- 0800 689 0500 from landlines
- 0333 500 0993 from mobiles
Don’t suffer any longer. Call us now and talk to one of our advisors.
Date Published: 23rd March 2015
Author: David Brown