If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you may be thinking about claiming compensation for your injuries. You may have a vague idea of what the process entails, but you need to make sure that it is the right course of action for you. We have put together a series of frequently asked questions to help you decide whether you want to make a car insurance accident claim following an accident that was not your fault.
Frequently asked questions in relation to making a car insurance accident claim
My car accident happened a few years ago – can I still start a claim?
If your car accident happened within the last 3 years, you may be eligible to make a car insurance accident claim. There are other criteria, however, including the fact that the accident must not have been your fault, and you should have received medical treatment for your injuries, following the accident.
I have just been reading through the information on your website – can you tell me more about the 30-second test?
This is effectively a calculator that, in addition to confirming your eligibility to claim, also lets you know roughly how much compensation you could receive. Although not a definitive amount, it helps people to gauge whether taking legal action is going to be worthwhile, and the figure is derived from results of similar cases that we have dealt with in the past.
How do I find legal representation for my case?
We are able to offer you a recommendation from out network of legal partners nationwide. All are specialist car insurance accident claim solicitors, with vast experience of these types of claims, and offer expertise that is second to none.
I understand that taking legal action is very costly – how much will it cost me to make a personal injury compensation claim?
It will cost you nothing to start a claim, and your solicitor’s costs can be claimed back from the other side if you win your case. We are able to offer this solution to the problem of paying legal fees following the introduction of the Conditional Fee Agreement, or ‘no win, no fee**’ as you may have heard it referred to. All our legal partners operate on this basis, which takes away some of the financial risks involved.
How long will it take to process my car insurance accident claim?
It is not possible to state categorically how long your claim will take to finalise, but you can rest assured that we will proactively manage your case, and keep you updated on progress throughout.
We hope that these questions and answers have clarified part of the process of making a car insurance accident claim, but if you require more detailed information, please phone our 24-hour helpline to speak to one of our professional advisers.
Date Published: 10th January 2013
Author: David Brown