Unfortunately, there are thousands of accidents on UK roads every year. All types of injury can occur to any part of the body. Obviously some injuries are more severe than others. Some people are also left with psychological problems after car accidents which can include anxiety and depression. Not all car accidents are the same. There is one particular type of car accident that is called a personal injury claim car accident. It is likely that you have been in a personal injury claim car accident if you have injuries (to any part of your body) that you suffered in a car accident that was not your fault. A personal injury claim car accident is different to other car accidents because you are able to claim compensation for your injuries. Compensation is money that you can use to help you cope with the injury and any financial problems that you have as a result of the injury. If you are in this position – read the following tips on what to do next.
The top 5 things you need to know if you have been in a personal injury claim car accident
- The first thing you need to do is to check if your accident was a personal injury claim car accident. A quick and easy way to do this is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. They are a personal injury law firm and have over 14 years’ experience of helping people just like you. Esther Rantzen backs them. Their friendly and professional staff will use a unique 30 second test to assess whether your accident was actually a personal injury claim car accident. You can do this even if your accident was quite a while ago because you have up to 3 years to make a claim. You can call them anytime 24/7.
- Once you have been told that you could claim it is up to you to decide if you want to. If you decide to go ahead, you will be put in touch with one of the national network of legal partners. They are experts in dealing with a personal injury claim car accident.
- You will not have to pay any money up front. The legal partners work on a no win, no fee* basis so if your case is not successful you do not pay a thing. When you are successful, your legal fees are recovered from the losing side.
- Keep all of your records and receipts. This will show how much money you have lost as a result of your injuries (e.g. lost wages) and how much money you have had to spend (extra childcare etc.).
- Your claim will probably be handled over the telephone and very few cases end up in court. You may need to attend one appointment with a doctor for a medical assessment. Of course, the exact amount of compensation that you will get cannot be guaranteed as each claim is unique.
Date Published: 10th January 2013
Author: David Brown