Lewes is the county town of East Sussex and is a tourist and communications hub in the area. With a population of 17,297 in 2011, the town is located seven miles north-east of Brighton. Roads in the area can get busy as people commute to work, and accidents can and do happen. If you have been injured in a car accident in Lewes that wasn’t your fault, it might be time to speak to a Lewes car accident claims lawyer. Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim the compensation you deserve, provided you contact us within three years of your accident, as there’s a time limit in place to make a claim.
How do car accidents happen?
If you’re injured in a car accident that was somebody else’s fault, chances are one of the following things was to blame:
- The other vehicle (or your company vehicle) was not roadworthy – i.e. no MOT
- The other driver was distracted at the wheel – for example using their mobile phone
- Driver fell asleep at the wheel
- The other driver was speeding or driving dangerously – tailgating, for example
- Driver failing to stop at lights or road traffic signs
- Driver swerving to avoid hazards on the road
- Somebody driving without a licence
Driver error accounts for 90% of all road traffic accidents, and Lewes car accident claims are not uncommon. You could be entitled to compensation even if you have suffered minor injuries such as whiplash or concussion after an accident that was somebody else’s fault. You may need to take time off work if you suffer more serious injuries such as a back injury or broken bones, and Accident Advice Helpline will take this into account when we work out your settlement – you’ll usually be compensated for any loss of earnings.
Making a claim
It’s not difficult to make Lewes car accident claims – provided you choose the right personal injury lawyer. You want a firm with experience handling personal injury claims, and that’s where we can help. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim compensation since 2000, and our expert team is here to help you get the compensation you deserve. You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a claim today. If you’re not quite ready to get the ball rolling on your claim, don’t worry – we offer confidential, no-obligation advice to anybody who calls.