It is wise to think about claiming after a car accident in Merton as soon as you can. We know that you may not feel like making a claim immediately after you have been involved in a crash, but it makes sense to do so as soon as you feel up to it.
Why you should start claiming after a car accident in Merton sooner rather than the later
The simple fact of the matter is that you do not have forever and a day to make a claim for compensation. Generally speaking there are deadlines associated with making a claim and these are normally three years.
When you think about this it makes sense. If you leave it too long to make a claim it can be hard to find the necessary information or even evidence that will support a claim. If you are looking to make a claim against someone’s insurance then they may no longer be with that provider five years down the line, and they may not have the necessary details to obtain that information.
A limit has got to be in place and it makes sense on many levels that this limit is three years. Everyone knows where they stand and there are no arguments about it.
Of course, there are some situations in which this may be extended. Specifically if you were a minor at the time of your accident you will have three years from your 18th Birthday to start a claim, even if this is more than three years since the accident occurred. Minors are not able to make a claim in their own right, so will have to wait or appoint someone to do it on their behalf.
Equally, if you have been injured and inconvenienced as a result of your accident then it makes sense that you will want to be compensated for that as soon as possible. There is no point in waiting for too long – you will want to see the benefits at a time when it could still benefit you.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today
If you want to find out more about making a claim for compensation then speak to the team at Accident Advice Helpline today. You can reach us on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
We will be able to offer you free, no obligation advice on moving forward with your claim and can then support you all the way through the process.
Date Published: 10th August 2015
Author: David Brown