Your common questions on making a motor accident compensation claim answered
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we help to answer any questions you may have when making a motor accident compensation claim. Below are some of the questions we are commonly asked. If you have any more, or need assistance in making a motor accident compensation claim, then do not hesitate in contacting us at any time, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.
I was a passenger in a car that was involved in a car accident; can I still make a claim for my injuries?
Yes, absolutely! Whether the fault was of the driver you were travelling with or the fault of the driver in the other vehicle, you are still entitled to make a motor accident compensation claim. You have been injured through no fault of your own and can claim for your injuries.
I had a car accident 2 years ago, is it too late to claim compensation for my injuries?
No, you have 3 years from the date of the accident in which you can make a compensation claim for your personal injuries.
I was involved in an accident with a lorry, the driver of which was foreign. Can I still claim?
Yes, the driver should have an international license and insurance to be able to drive in the UK. As long as you have taken the details of the driver, vehicle registration and company details you are still entitled to make a claim.
I had an accident a few months ago, I didn’t see a doctor for my injuries. Am I still able to make a claim?
If the accident was not your fault and you have the details of the other driver then yes you can still make a claim. It is important that you do seek medical assistance as a doctor may be able to give you a correct diagnosis and treatment for your injuries. Your personal injuries solicitor can also arrange for a medical assessment if needed to assist in you motor accident compensation claim.
How much will it cost me to make a motor accident compensation claim?
At Accident Advice Helpline we work on a no-win, no-fee arrangement. This means you do not have to pay any upfront legal costs. In the unlikely event your claim is not successful then you do not have to pay our legal fees. You have nothing to lose.
How long will it take to for me to receive my compensation?
The length of time it takes to settle a case is dependant on a number of factors, including the seriousness of your injuries and whether the negligent party admits liability. Most cases are settled within a few months, however if it is taking longer, your solicitor may arrange for you to have an interim payment.
For answers to all your questions, call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th October 2012
Author: David Brown