You may be in a position to get compensation if you’ve been injured in a Nelson car accident. But in order to stand a chance, there are several factors that you need to think about.
- Who was to blame? If the accident was your fault, you won’t be eligible to claim. The blame for any accident or incident that causes an injury has to be attributable to a third party.
- When did the accident happen? Injury compensation law has a 3 year statute of limitations. In other words, if the accident/injury happened within the 3 year period immediately preceding the date of you claim, you could be eligible. If it’s outside that window, you’ve probably forfeited your right to claim. There are exceptions, but only in special circumstances.
- What injury did you sustain? The nature, severity and the consequences of the injury have to be reasonably significant.
- Is your injury genuine? Sounds like a silly question. Nobody is going to say their injury isn’t genuine if there trying to obtain compensation; but the point is that there are some people who do try their luck. That’s why in most instances, you’ll be asked for medical proof of the injury.
Taking the 30 second test
If you drop in at our website, you’ll see that we have something called a ‘HOW MUCH’ calculator. It pops up on the most of the web-pages. In essence it asks the same 4 questions posed above. You get to choose your answers from the drop down boxes provided, and depending on what those answers are, the calculator will decide whether or not your claim appears to be valid, and if so, it will then issue you with an estimate showing how much compensation you could be awarded. From start to finish the entire exercise only takes approximately 30 seconds – hence the name of the test.
The reasons you should use AAH to claim compensation for your Nelson car accident
You can use this ‘HOW MUCH’ calculator for free, regardless of whether or not you intend to pursue your claim for your Nelson car accident injury via Accident Advice Helpline (AAH); but there’s plenty of other good reasons you should.
Our no win, no fee* service
Firstly, there’s our no win, no fee* service, which guarantees you won’t have to pay our costs if your claim is unsuccessful. It also means you don’t have to pay any money upfront to launch your claim. It’s a system which is unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen.
Our industry leading customer support service
Then there is our industry leading customer support service. It is unsurpassed in the industry. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
Free helpline-free advice
Finally, there’s our free helpline which can be accessed from any landline, by calling 0800 689 0500, or from any mobile, by calling 0333 500 0993, and yes, any advice you’re given is also free of charge.