People who’ve been hit by a car while they were filling up with petrol on a forecourt, may be able to make a compensation claim for non fault accidents in Waveney. It takes only one second for concentration to lapse on a petrol forecourt and a car can have gone just that little bit too far and knocked someone down or ran over their foot.
To claim compensation, it has to be proven that the person or company that the claim is made against has acted negligently or recklessly. If a driver fails to stop their vehicle where it should be on a forecourt and runs forward to knock a person down who is already filling up with petrol or diesel then that can be deemed as negligent behaviour. There are certain steps that can be taken that will help your claim to be processed.
There are nearly always other people at petrol stations whether it is the attendant in the shop or someone else filling up. If they witness the accident, you should request an eye witness statement from them. You should also try to get a photograph of the vehicle in the space that it should not be in. If you have cuts, bruises or swellings, you should also get photographic evidence of these. After that, get yourself examined by a doctor. This will also provide evidence of your injuries.
Claiming for non fault accidents in Waveney
One of the most important things to do when thinking about claiming compensation is to get advice from experts. The best way to do this is to telephone Accident Advice Helpline. As specialists in personal injury compensation we can help you to claim the level of compensation that your injuries deserve. Furthermore, we offer a service that is helpful and friendly to use.
Obviously, one of the main questions is whether you qualify for a claim. This can be answered through a 30 second test that will be done with you by a professional advisor. Moreover, it will also answer another important question which is approximately how much compensation could your claim be worth.
A no win no fee basis
Once those two questions have been answered, you are probably wondering how much you will have to pay to start your claim off. The good news is that all our lawyers operate on a no win no fee basis which means that you do not have to pay anything to start your claim.
Making this enquiry will not place you under any obligation so if you wish to know more about claiming for non fault accidents in Waveney, you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline without delay.
The number is: 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile: 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 29th May 2014
Author: Emma Matthews