Can I claim compensation after a car accident in Durham?
The circumstances in which you can usually claim after a car accident in Durham are as follows:
- You must have sustained injuries which resulted in you needing medical treatment
- Someone else must have caused the accident by acting negligently or carelessly or by committing a criminal act
- The accident must normally have happened within the last three years
However, like most areas of the law, there are exceptions. For example, if you were a minor at the time of the accident, you may have longer than three years to claim. That’s why it’s helpful to talk to the experts before you embark on a case.
Talking to the experts
If you come to Accident Advice Helpline, we will give you free legal advice about your own personal circumstances. We will take some details about your car accident in Durham and use that to give you an honest assessment of the chances of your claim’s success. We’ll consider the injuries you have sustained in order to provide you with an early indication of the amount you could claim in compensation. Armed with this information, it’s up to you to decide whether you want to proceed or not. There is no obligation.
If you think it’s worth your while pursuing a claim, we’ll appoint a specialist solicitor for you who has expertise in this area of the law. He or she will pursue your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis. This ensures that you don’t pay for our services if your claim is ultimately unsuccessful.
Make a claim for a car accident in Durham
However, if the party responsible for your car crash admits liability, your solicitor will aim to ensure that you receive the full amount of damages you deserve in terms of compensation for your injuries. He or she may ask you to attend one additional medical assessment to provide additional supporting evidence about the prognosis for your recovery and the effects the injuries have had on your day to day routine.
You may ultimately find that the case can be settled without having to go to court. Many of the cases we handle are progressed by phone.
How to contact Accident Advice Helpline
There are three easy ways to contact us:
- Ring our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. All our advisers are friendly and sympathetic and all calls are free and confidential.
- Text ‘claim365’ to 88010
- Try the 30-second test
Each year, we claim over £30 million in compensation for our clients after non-fault accidents. You could be one of them. For more details on how to claim after an accident or to get your claim started, get in touch today!