Top things to know about making a car accident compensation claim
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you deserve to be compensated if you were not at fault.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the leading personal injury law firms in the UK, helping in the awarding of over £30 million a year in damages. Since opening our doors in 2000, we have helped many innocent drivers and passengers seek and win the maximum amount possible after a compensation claim. If you have been hurt in a Gravesham car accident, there are some important things to bear in mind when thinking about pursuing a claim:
You have a legal right to do so
You should never feel guilty about making a claim, as you are within your legal rights if you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. For example, if a driver was operating a vehicle under the influence or while using a handheld device, they have needlessly caused an accident and should be held to account, especially if you have been made to suffer painful injuries as a result.
You can claim for more than just the physical injury
In addition to making a claim for damages for the injury itself, you could also make a claim for the financial repercussions it has caused. If you have had to take time off work to recover, you may well have lost out on income, which can place you and your loved ones under financial strain.
Depending on the severity of your accident, you may not be able to return to work in your chosen field at all, which can have a lifelong effect on your ability to earn income. These and other factors such as the emotional effects of the accident (such as PTSD) will be taken into consideration, which means you could potentially receive more than you may think.
You may not have to go to court
Accident Advice Helpline has a team of over 190 solicitors working throughout the UK, and we can put you in touch with an expert lawyer that may well be able to settle your case out of court. This not only means you don’t have to face the person responsible for your Gravesham car accident in a hearing, but that you could receive your settlement in less time, too.
It’s affordable to make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
We operate on what’s called a no win, no fee basis, meaning there is no money required upfront to start a claim. We do this to underline our commitment to winning each case, and also to make it affordable to get legal help if you’ve been left to struggle financially after an accident.
To find out more about working with Accident Advice Helpline, give us a ring on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 13th June 2014
Author: David Brown