There are over 200,000 injuries on Britain’s roads each year, despite the fact that cars have become safer because they are now fitted with air bags and other safety features.
If you have been injured in a motor accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation from the person who was to blame. Motor insurance is compulsory in the UK so you do not need to worry about whether the person who was responsible for the accident will have enough money to pay your claim should you win.
How do you know if you can claim motor accident compensation?
To claim compensation, you must have been injured as a result of a motor accident that was somebody else’s fault and received medical attention at the time. You must usually start your claim within three years of the date of the accident although for the best outcome you should start your claim sooner rather than later.
You can find out whether you have a valid claim by taking the unique 30-second online test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website.
How do you make a claim following a motor accident?
Your best chance of securing the compensation you deserve is if you use a motor accident claim management specialist. They will be able to present your claim in the best possible way, and they will be able to deal with the defendant’s solicitors for you.
They will also be able to advise you as to what you can and cannot claim. This will include an amount for pain and suffering but may also include amounts for any financial losses you have incurred, such as lost wages or travel expenses that you have incurred visiting your doctor.
A motor accident claim management specialist cannot guarantee how much compensation you will receive because every claim is different. However, they will have a good idea of the range of compensation values for each different type of injury so they can advise you on whether the amount of compensation being offered is reasonable given the circumstances of your case.
How do you find a motor accident claim management specialist?
You can find a motor accident claim management specialist in a number of ways. If you know someone who has had to make a claim previously, a recommendation can be helpful. Alternatively, you can use a search engine such as Google to search for “motor accident claim management”.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which has been helping people make compensation claims following motor accidents for over 15 years.
We work on a no-win, no-fee basis so there will be no unexpected legal bills regardless of whether or not you win your case.
We deal with most cases by telephone and you will not usually be required to attend court in person, although in some cases you may be required to attend a medical assessment. Call today on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 10th June 2013
Author: David Brown