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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."

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    What to do if you have been in an accident

    If you have been in an accident, one of the most important things that you should be looking for is information on the claims process and legal fees. You will be wondering what you need to do and the steps that you need to take to start your claim for compensation and if you will be required to pay any legal fees.

    The following information is essential when claiming for compensation. If you, or someone you know has been involved in an accident, it’s important to follow the next steps.

    Report the accident – Once you have been involved in an accident, particularly a road accident, you need to report it to the police. Even if it seems really small, if you have been injured, reporting it to the police is really important. Reporting it to the police will certainly help you with your compensation claim as the first thing our lawyers look for is if it has been reported to the authorities. One of the best ways to make sure that the accident’s reported is to contact the police from the scene, or visit in person straight away. Ensure that the officers involved create a police report as this may be used later in court.

    Get the contact details of witnesses – If you can communicate after the accident, look around and find out who witnessed your accident. This is very important because if other people witnessed what happened, this can help you gain the maximum compensation. Ensure you get the contact details of all witnesses. The police may also do this but you will need to also so that you can pass them onto your solicitor.

    Contact us – It’s important to ensure that you have the best solicitor – one who can help you with legal fees and secure you a lump sum of compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline, we provide you with only the most professional and highly trained solicitors who can help you claim on a no-win, no-fee basis.

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    Get in touch with us to discuss legal fees

    There is plenty of information on the Accident Advice Helpline website which may help you with your claim for compensation. There are various articles on what to do next. i.e. the claims process, legal fees etc. Once you have the compensation, it is yours to do with it what you want.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to a member of the team about your claim. You are under no obligation to proceed after this call and our lawyers will work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you don’t stand to lose anything.

    Date Published: 12th July 2014

    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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