Once you have decided that you want to start a personal injury claim then you will have to get used to explaining your car accident injury case to a few people. There are several stages to a personal injury claim and they will all involve the details of your case being examined in detail.
Entering your car accident injury case in the 30-second test
Accident Advice Helpline has a unique 30-second test which will assess the details of your injury and will give you an idea of whether you claim will be successful or not. It will also give you an estimate of how much money your car accident injury case may win you if you are successful. The test requires the following basic information:
- The date of your car accident (to make sure that it was less than three years ago)
- Whether you had medical attention for your injuries
- Whether the accident was your own fault
- The part of you that was injured
At this stage, you only have to enter very brief details and it really does only take half a minute.
Explaining your car accident injury case to a lawyer
Once you have been allocated a personal injury lawyer by Accident Advice Helpline then you will have to explain the details about your accident to them. This will require a little more detail and will take a little more time. However, Accident Advice Helpline will try to complete as much of the paperwork as we can for you.
The details you provide will be used to establish who was at fault for the accident and to prove that you were hurt in the accident. You will need to provide details such as:
- Where in the car you were sitting at the time of the accident
- The speed and direction that your car was travelling
- The speeds and directions of other cars involved in the accident
- The road conditions
- The weather conditions
- Exactly what happened
- The registration number and contact details of the driver that you think caused the accident
- Contact details for other people who witnessed the accident
Financial details for your car accident injury case
Once your Accident Advice Helpline lawyer has established liability for the accident (the person who caused it) they will start to sort out exactly how much money you will get. In most cases your claim will be paid out of a motor insurance policy and so they will be negotiating with a large insurance firm.
To take the first step, have a chat with one of our advisors on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile. The lines are open 24 hours so you can call at any time that’s convenient to you.