Making a claim for compensation is a big step to take, particularly if you have recently been involved in a road traffic accident. We at Accident Advice Helpline like to help innocent victims of accidents by offering caring support at a difficult time in their lives.
We have put together a series of frequently asked questions to clarify the process of making a car claim for personal injury.
How much will it cost me to make a car claim?
We operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that it costs you nothing to start a car claim, and if you win your case you will get to keep all of the compensation.
What happens if I lose my case?
Working on a no win no fee basis means that the solicitors who deal with your case take all the financial risk away from you. If they do not win your case, they are responsible for all legal fees, meaning that you will owe nothing.
How do I know which is the best solicitor for making a car claim?
We have built up strong working relationships with many legal practices nationwide, and will be able to recommend one of our specialist legal partners who operate in your area. You do not need to search for a solicitor yourself, as our recommendations are based on years of experience.
How long does it take to process a claim?
Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict how long a claim will take to process as each case is unique, with varying complexities. However, you can rest assured that we will manage your case proactively, and keep you updated on progress throughout.
Will I need to go to court?
In the majority of cases, an appearance in court will not be necessary. Your solicitor will represent you and deal with all court processes on your behalf.
How do I start a car claim for compensation?
Give our 24-hour helpline a ring and we will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take.
We can give you a rough estimate of the amount of compensation you could receive, which will help you to decide what to do.
What is the 30-second test?
This is a unique claims calculator that allows people to quickly get an idea of whether they would be eligible to claim, and it also gives them an idea of how much they might receive. So if you do not want to talk to an adviser just yet, take a look at our website and try the 30-second test.
Making a car claim will help you to move forward in your life following your accident. If you require specialist medical treatment or equipment due to your injuries, claiming compensation can offer you the extra money to fund your medical needs in the long term.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th November 2012