Have you had a car accident on holiday? If you have then you are not alone. Every year, thousands of UK people suffer a car accident on holiday. Luckily Accident Advice Helpline is here to help anyone who has suffered a car accident. If you are facing this situation yourself, then we can certainly help you. We are a nationwide law firm with a team of expert lawyers who are ready to work hard for you.
Have you had a car accident on holiday?
Lots of car accidents on holiday involve rental or hire cars. A rental car is a popular way of getting around while on holiday, especially holidays abroad. Sometimes these rental cars and the people driving them suffer car accidents. If this happens while you are away, you may be able to make a compensation claim. If you do find yourself in this position, you would really benefit from some expert help and advice from the team at Accident Advice Helpline.
If the accident was not your own fault, then you may well be entitled to make a claim and seek compensation for any injuries and damages you have been forced to suffer as the result of a car accident on holiday. Also, if the rental car was not properly maintained and had faults which resulted in an accident, you may also be able to claim for that.
After you have been involved in a car accident on holiday, you must of course report the accident to the police and ensure then you make a proper report to the car rental company. In order to make a claim for your car accident on holiday, you should not have been responsible for the accident. You may have to prove that you were not liable, so statements from witnesses are always invaluable when making a claim. The police report will also be important; therefore the name of the investigating officer should be taken as his notes may also back your claim for compensation.
If possible, take photographs of the scene of the accident and the damage to your hire car and any other vehicles involved. If there are CCTV cameras in the area, their footage might also provide vital information.
If you were not taken to hospital following the holiday car rental accident, arrange to see a doctor as soon as possible, especially on your return home. The medical notes on the extent of your injuries may help to decide the amount of compensation to be awarded if your claim is successful.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to chat to the claim experts at Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Category: Holiday accident claims