Statistics from the Department For Transport show that there were 34.7 million vehicles on Britain’s roads as of 30 September 2012. Unsurprisingly, cars form the vast majority of this figure, accounting for 28.8 million of the total number. With so many vehicles on our roads, the likelihood of being involved in an accident is constantly increasing. There are around 40,000 accidents on Britain’s roads each year and the majority of these involve a non fault car crash. The consequences of a crashed car can be a range of personal injuries. At Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with hundreds of claims relating to a crashed car every month.
Claiming compensation for your injuries caused in a non fault car crash
If you have suffered any sort of personal injury because of a crashed car, whether as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, motor cyclist or other road user, you may have a valid claim for compensation. Every driver is aware of the third party liability clause in their insurance policy. This exists to protect anybody we might injure in the event that we cause an accident, and it is what enables us to make a claim on your behalf if you have been injured in an accident that was somebody else’s fault. Even if your injury was caused by an untraced or uninsured driver we can pursue your claim via the Motor Insurers Bureau.
Provided your injury was sustained in the last three years, Accident Advice Helpline can help. We will refer your case to one of our nationwide panel of personal injury solicitors who have the experience needed to manage your claim.
Can I claim the cost of repairs to my crashed car?
The law entitles you to be reimbursed for repair or replacement of your car, including the cost of having your vehicle towed away. You can also claim back the cost of a hire vehicle while your own car is repaired, or if you choose not to use a hire car, any other transport costs you incur as a result of not having your own car available.
In addition to all of this, you are also entitled to be compensated for loss of earnings if you have been forced to take time off work, as well as any other out-of-pocket expenses such as fares to and from medical appointments. It is therefore important that you keep all relevant receipts. Once your solicitor has explored the full circumstances of your case, they will explain to you exactly what you can claim for and what evidence you will need.
How do I start my claim?
You can start your claim in one of several ways.
- Find out how much compensation you may be entitled to with our 30-second test.
- Click Claim Now and complete our straightforward claim form.
- Call 0800 689 0500 for a free, no-obligation chat with our highly trained advisors. Lines are open 24 hours.
Remember that all our legal partners work on a no win no fee basis so there is absolutely no risk and no up-front cost.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown