Many people in your part of Scotland have won Erskine car accident claims over the years. In fact, there are many different types of road traffic accidents happening all over the UK every day. Over a period of one year, an estimated 500,000 accidents happen. Nearly 200,000 of those accidents involve serious injuries or fatalities, where the police or emergency services are involved.
There are many potential accidents that can happen on the road:
- A motorbike accident where the rider is thrown from their bike by a pothole
- A bus running into a pedestrian or another vehicle
- A heavy goods vehicle losing control and hitting several other road users
- A cyclist having a car door opened on them, knocking them off their bike, possibly into oncoming traffic
These are just a few examples of how road traffic accidents happen. If the accident was not your fault, and your injuries required medical attention, you may be entitled to claim compensation. The only stipulation is that the accident happened no more than three years ago.
Starting Erskine car accident claims
So how exactly do people initiate Erskine car accident claims? Well, if you believe that you have a valid road accident compensation claim, it’s advisable to get it started as quickly as possible. There are a couple of good reasons for starting your claim soon after the accident occurs rather than later on.
It appears that claims that are made sooner after the event have more chance of success and receive better awards. There is no real reason for this. Perhaps it happens that way because all the evidence is still fresh in everyone’s mind if the accident was recent. What’s more, most claims have a shelf-life of just three years before they expire. You don’t want to lose your compensation through procrastination.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we will provide you with a quick and efficient service when making your claim for compensation. If you have gathered together all the evidence you can before calling, this will speed things up and keep the whole claim less stressful. To do that, you’ll need an idea of the kind of evidence you’ll need to supply.
Gathering the evidence that helps your personal injury claim
Witness statements can help build you case, as can photos of the accident scene and a police report. No evidence will be needed if the guilty party admits they were at fault. However, as much evidence as possible will be needed if they contest the claim, so it’s best to be prepared.
As part of your claim you’ll be able to recoup any extra costs and losses you have had to bear because of the accident. To do this, you’ll need proof of the payments and any reduction in your income. Receipts and wages slips are the best. If you don’t have these, obtain credit card statements for payments and a letter from your employer or accountant confirming the reduced income.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline to start your claim
Once you have all the information together, contact Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this either through our website’s 30-second test, or by calling our their freephone number. Use your landline to dial 0800 689 0500 for free. Alternatively call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Whichever you choose, you will speak to friendly claims experts. They will advise you of the best way forward with your personal injury claim.
Date Published: 25th August 2014