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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Car compensation


    You’re an excellent driver with a clean licence and an impeccable record as a careful motorist. One day, you’re involved in a road accident that was not your fault, you suffer whiplash injury as a result and your brand new Vauxhall is written off in the process. What do you do?

    Following the personal trauma of the incident from which you needed to receive hospital treatment, we would hope you would regain your composure enough to seek advice from a legal expert about car compensation – for your injury as well as for the vehicle itself. Accident Advice Helpline is a good place to turn in the circumstances.

    Expert guidance

    We’ll have someone available 24/7 to take your call on our dedicated free-phone number who’ll then be able to put you in touch with one of our professional car compensation solicitors. The Accident Advice helpline has over 200 of them, spread throughout the UK, who work on a no win no fee agreement with clients. Regulated by the Justice Ministry, they provide expert guidance in making a claim against the offending motorist and try to secure the best award for your injuries and material losses.

    The process begins with you answering a few simple essentials in a phone test lasting no more than 30-seconds with one of our advisers. They need your assurance that the accident happened within the last three years, you were not at fault in the accident and medical treatment was given afterwards.

    Make notes

    When you are involved in a car accident caused by another party, do stay cool and calm if you can. In order to make your car compensation claim an effective one, you need to make notes about the incident if you’re able at the time or at least soon afterwards. Your solicitor will ask your account of events, names and addresses of those present, who did what and even photos of the accident scene. You may be able to get a passenger or passer-by to help you with this, although they should not get involved in saying or doing anything other than getting these tasks together on your behalf.

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    With the information you can provide relevant to your car compensation claim, the easier it will be for your solicitor to present a solid case. He will decide what your claim is worth. In the event of a cash offer in an out of court settlement with the opposing party’s insurers, he may advise you to hold out for a better proposal. If he feels what’s on the table isn’t an adequate amount in your case, he’ll tell you so.

    It could be that the accident has led to you being unable to work or needing specialist medical treatment, all of which is costing you. Under the no win no fee arrangement he will also negotiate for your costs and expenditure the accident has landed you with, on top of the injury claim. Should you succeed with the car compensation claim, his work and the courts costs – should it go that far – will be met by the losing party.

    Accident Advice Helpline has been in the compensation provision business for over a decade now and we have consumer champion and veteran journalist Esther Rantzen at our elbow, as patron of the company. You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss things in more detail.

    Date Published: 26th January 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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