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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Left injured in a Car Accident

    If you are left injured in a car accident on the road, many people often focus on the damage caused to their vehicle rather than thinking about any injuries that they have sustained. Always remember that no matter what the type of injury, you can make a claim for any type of car accident injury.

    As you will likely be aware, the fault has to rest with the other party due to driver error, misjudgement or some other error they have made. If this is the case, you need to obtain as much information to support the claim for your car accident injury. This involves swapping insurance information at the scene, even if it is a minor accident, take photographs and obtain any information from individuals who were present.

    Collecting such information will facilitate the decision as to who was at fault when a claim is filed for a car accident injury. However, not all accidents are as straightforward as this; the driver at fault may flee from the scene, the driver may not be insured or the vehicle may be stolen. Even in these circumstances, you can still make a car accident injury claim. If this is the case then it is important to contact the police immediately. Its not only the driver of the vehicle who can be left injured in a car accident and make a car accident injury claim. Passengers can also claim, so too can pedestrians and cyclists if they have been hit by a vehicle.

    Pursuing a compensation claim if you’ve been left injured in a car accident

    Collect as much information as you can at the scene of the accident – take photographs if possible, obtain the insurance details of the driver at fault and write down a recollection of events as soon as practicable afterwards. This information will be required when you contact a claims management company who will need to build up a full picture of events in order to properly assess your claim.

    It is important that you seek medical attention because your injury will need to be documented through official medical notes. Also note down whether you are required to undertake any rehabilitative treatment and whether you have incurred or are likely to incur any costs as a result of your car accident injury.

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    Once you have all this information you will need to get in touch with a car accident injury claims management company such as Accident Advice Helpline. We are an established firm and have been successfully winning claims for the past 15+ years. As testament to our services, Esther Rantzen is a patron of our company. We offer a 30 second instant claim assessment service so you can see how much you are entitled to. What’s more, we have hundreds of extensively experienced solicitor partners who have a range of legal knowledge on many different types of accident claims.

    Date Published: 16th October 2012

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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