Driver injury claim
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident for which you were not to blame then you could be considering filing a driver injury claim. Sometimes another motorist isn’t involved in an accident and if you have a collision involving an animal, a parked car or a street light, pole and so on, you should call the police. It is illegal in the UK to leave the scene of an accident and you are legally obligated to give your name and address to the police or the other driver.
If you had a collision with a pet or a farm animal, then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation from the animal’s owner. A cow can cause a lot of damage to a car! It is possible that your accident was caused by an uneven road surface and if that is the case, you could perhaps claim against the local authority whose responsibility it is to keep roads well-maintained.
Driver injury claim
You have three years from the date of an accident for which you were not responsible to claim personal injury compensation in most cases. However, because a driver injury claim is usually settled by an insurer, you may only have two or three weeks in which to make a claim.
You will need supporting evidence to make a driver injury claim, such as photos of the accident scene which you can take with your mobile phone, as well as photos of your injury. If there were any witnesses to the accident, then you should have made a note of their contact numbers. You should also have exchanged insurance details with any other driver or drivers involved in the accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
We at Accident Advice Helpline can give you expert advice regarding any personal injury compensation claim you might have. We have been in this business for many years and are a law firm that works with a team of solicitors who are based all around the country. Our patron is the woman who stood up for the rights of the consumer in the early days, Esther Rantzen.
You might want to visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and find out more about us and how we might be able to help you with your driver injury claim. You can take our thirty second test which calculates how much compensation you may be awarded. You should note, though, that this is just an estimate as no one can say with any certainty what amount you could receive.
Then you could call us on one of our freephone numbers for expert legal advice about your possible claim. From a landline call 0800 689 0500 and from a mobile the number to ring is 0333 500 0993. Why not call us right now? The lines are open 24/7.