Being involved in an accident is never a pleasant experience, even if you do manage to escape without any major injuries. However, it can be made all the worse if you have been injured and find that you have to deal with a prolonged recovery period. When an accident occurs on the road, and you feel that you have not been responsible for it, then you may be relieved to know that you can make road accident claims in Surrey Heath.
What can you make road accident claims in Surrey Heath for?
People seek compensation for a wide range of reasons and as a result of a variety of different accidents and injuries.
You may find that you have been hit by another road user, whether this be a car, a bike or even a van, whilst you are walking along the road. Any one of these types of accidents could be serious and cause long term injuries which will have an impact on your day to day life moving forwards.
A simple fall can leave you with broken bones or a severely damaged back. In turn these can mean having to take time off from work whilst you recover, and this can have a serious impact on your income. These are all things that can be taken in to consideration when a claim is being made and the compensation due to you is being calculated.
You can make claims if you have been involved in an accident whilst you were travelling as a passenger. Many people are not aware of this as they believe only the individuals who are insured in the accident can make claims, but this is not the case. Your car or vehicle insurance is not the same as your ability to make a claim for personal injury compensation, so it does not matter either way.
In fact, it is worth noting that as a passenger does not have control over the vehicle in which they are travelling, and as such is not likely to have caused any accidents they have been involved in, there is little chance that they can be held liable. As such passengers are most likely to be able to secure compensation as a result of an accident.
Find out more today
Why not contact the team at Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more about making a claim? You can call us for free on 0800 689 0500 or if you are calling from a mobile you can call 0333 500 0993 instead.
Date Published: 12th June 2015
Author: David Brown