Have you been injured in a car accident in the last three years? If so, you may well be looking for more information about the car crash claim process.
Car crash claim process explained
If you have been injured in a car crash that was somebody else’s fault, you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and any expenses that resulted because of your accident. Your accident must normally have happened in the last three years, though this deadline can be extended if the victim is a minor. It doesn’t matter whether you were a driver or passenger at the time. You could even have been a passenger travelling with the driver responsible for the accident.
The first step in the car crash claim process is to seek medical advice as soon as possible after your accident. This not only ensures that you get the best possible care for your injuries, but creates important documentary evidence to support your case. If you go ahead with a claim for compensation, your doctor will be asked to provide a medical report.
Claim experts at Accident Advice Helpline
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline who will guide you through the next steps of the car crash claim process. Our friendly professional advisers will talk through the details of your case with you during an initial, no-obligation chat. Based on the information you give them, they can confirm whether or not it is in your best interests to pursue a claim.
If our advisers feel there is a case to answer and you agree to go ahead, your case will be passed to one of our specialist solicitors. They have vast experience of the car crash claim process and have helped thousands of people like you to claim the compensation they deserve.
You’ll be asked to gather all the evidence you have, such as any photographs you were able to take at the scene, your written account of what occurred and contact details of any witnesses. Your solicitor will also ask you for receipts for any expenses you incurred as a direct result of your crash, such as the cost of getting to and from medical appointments. There are a number of expenses that may be recoverable which your solicitor will explain to you in more detail.
No-win, no-fee claim
Your solicitor will handle your case on a no-win, no-fee basis so there’s no up-front cost involved in starting a claim. We can handle the majority of claims by telephone and in most cases you don’t need to go to court. It may be necessary for you to attend one additional medical examination to confirm the extent of your injuries and the prognosis for your recovery.
Accident Advice Helpline will handle your case with the utmost sensitivity and integrity, as underlined by the recommendation of renowned consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen. We’ll make the car crash claim process as straightforward as possible for you and keep you up-dated every step of the way.
Fill in our online claim form or call us on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or from your mobile phone on 0333 500 0993, to start your claim today.
Date Published: 16th May 2013
Author: David Brown