After being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for cash compensation.
This can help you to cover your expenses, such as medical bills and trips to hospital appointments.
But when it comes down to the finer details, what do you really need to know about making a claim? Here, we discuss the points that you should be aware of when you’re making a claim for cash compensation.
Follow protocol at the scene of the accident
At the scene of the accident, try not to admit blame or offer apologies, this communication can be very important.
At this stage, all you need to do is exchange details with the other drivers involved. The decisions about blame should be left to the professionals.
It could also have an impact on whether or not you’re able to make a claim. Of course though, an accident is stressful and we don’t always follow the best advice when under pressure.
Don’t worry too much if you have admitted blame. A legal professional will be able to advise you on your next steps.
Get the best legal advice you can find
When you have the backing of a reputable law firm, you’re in the best possible position for getting the compensation that you deserve. Here, Accident Advice Helpline is an excellent option.
The company has been in operation for over ten years, and is even endorsed by popular TV personality and trusted consumer rights champion Esther Rantzen.
To speak to the friendly advisors on the 24-hour line, just call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
The service is also operated on a no win no fee basis, so you can be confident that you won’t have to fork out for unexpected legal bills if you are not successful with your case.
Be sure to put your health first
Recovering from an accident takes time, and it’s important that you recognise the strains that it can cause, both physically and mentally.
Seek out medical advice from the professionals, and don’t be too hard on yourself.
Rushing back to work or back to your everyday routine can cause you more problems that it’ll solve, so listen to your body and give it the time it takes to make a proper recovery.
Getting cash compensation after an accident can be easier than you might think, and following these steps will give you the best possible chances of success.
Date Published: 18th June 2014
Author: David Brown