Had a car crash and want to make a compensation claim in Peterlee?
If you have been involved in a car crash, that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Peterlee. Each collision is unique and there can be many causes for them, although the most common is driver error.
To make a compensation claim in Peterlee there are certain criteria you should fit, this includes:
- The accident should have happened within the last three years
- You should have needed medical attention for your injuries
- The accident should not have been your fault – if you were a passenger in an accident and your driver was at to blame, this is still not your fault
What you can claim for in a compensation claim
This depends on the severity of your injuries but can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss of earnings
- Travel expenses
- Medical expenses
- Care costs
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the accident
Who you would claim from
Usually this would be the insurance company of the guilty driver but sometimes that is not possible. If for some reason the driver is uninsured, or in the case of a hit and run untraceable, the case goes to the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) for your compensation claim in Peterlee.
Any insurance company that offers motor insurance has to be a member of MIB. The insurance companies have to pay MIB a yearly levy, which is used to compensate injured parties making their claim to them. They also have to provide MIB with data which is input into a central database that hold records of all insured vehicles in the UK.
If the accident was caused by a pothole or bad road surface then the compensation claim in Peterlee would be made to the local authority responsible for maintaining the road.
No-win, no-fee for your compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no-win, no-fee basis meaning that you will have no money to find to start your personal injury compensation claim. We have been operating for more than 15 years and have helped many thousands of non-fault victims claim the compensation to which they were entitled. Our solicitors are specialists, experienced in handling road traffic accident claims and whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian, they will ensure that every area of your claim is covered to maximise the amount of personal injury compensation you receive.
Dame Esther Rantzen, who we all know for her campaigns for consumer rights, recommends our services and has been our patron for the last 10 years.
You can contact us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500/0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to our friendly advisors. Their advice is free of charge and puts you under no obligation to proceed unless you want to. We also have a 30-second test which will give you a rough idea to the amount of compensation you may be awarded.
Date Published: 18th August 2013