Being involved in a car crash is a frightening experience, and one which could leave you with a range of injuries. If somebody else was to blame, you are probably wondering if you are entitled to car crash compensation, how much you could claim and how you can go about starting your claim.
How much compensation could I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive will vary according to the severity of your injuries and several other factors. You might want to try our 30-second test, which will give you some idea about how much car crash compensation you can claim for your particular injuries and what other criteria you need to satisfy in order to have a valid claim.
How long have I got to make a claim?
There are a few exceptions, but under normal circumstances you must start your claim within three years of the date of your accident.
How do I know if someone else was to blame?
In the case of car crashes, blame is often established by police and insurance reports. However, you can add valuable evidence yourself by taking a few simple steps:
- If possible, take photographs at the scene;
- Make sketches of the position of the vehicles involved before and after the crash;
- Write a detailed account of the events leading up to the accident, and the crash itself, while they are still fresh in your mind; and
- Get contact details of any witnesses and pass them onto your solicitor.
If you were not able to do all these things, don’t worry. It doesn’t mean that we can’t pursue a claim on your behalf. The best thing that you can do is get in touch with us and talk through the particulars of your case with one of our highly trained advisors. They will be able to advise you as to whether they think there is sufficient evidence to start a personal injury compensation claim. The call is free and there’s no obligation to proceed.
Once you decide to go ahead, we will put your case in the hands of one of our nationwide panel of specialist solicitors. They will assess your case in full and will be able to talk to you in detail about car crash compensation, how much you might be able to claim and what evidence will be required to substantiate your claim. All of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, so there is no need for you to worry about your legal costs.
Most claims can be handled by telephone, and in most cases you will not even need to go to court, although it may be necessary for you to attend a medical examination. Your solicitor will arrange this for you if necessary and explain everything you need to know.
Accident Advice Helpline are one of the most experienced advice and compensation providers in the UK today, so you couldn’t be in better hands. Call our 24-hour helpline now on 0800 689 0500.