If you have had a road accident, it doesn’t matter whether your car needs a few repairs or a trip to the scrapyard. When you’re injured, it can affect your life in a big way.
A whiplash injury sustained in a road accident in Epping Forest can occur whether you get shunted at the traffic lights or someone crashes into you at high speed. Whiplash is painful and damaging, and you may also have broken bones and blood loss.
Depending on the severity of the accident, you may be off work for a few weeks or even many months. You could be in a hospital bed for a long time, or at least attending hospital regularly as an outpatient.
Family life is affected, too. You can’t take care of the kids and do all the usual household chores unless you have some help – which, of course, costs money. In fact, you may find that your income is struggling to cover your outgoings.
Why not claw back some money by claiming compensation?
How to claim following a road accident in Epping Forest
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to a professional, friendly adviser who will treat you with empathy and sensitivity, and take down your details in confidence. If you’re on a mobile, you can call 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 88010.
You can call any time you like, because our lines are open. When you choose us, you can be confident that everything we do is underpinned by integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability. Just ask Esther Rantzen, our patron. Famous for her consumer rights campaigning, Esther endorsed us because she was so impressed by the way we operate.
Will I have to pay any fees if I don’t win my case?
No. All our solicitors work on a 100% no win no fee basis, so you don’t need to worry about that.
You also don’t need to worry about any lengthy court procedures, either – it is unlikely that you will need to go to court, because most claims can be dealt with over the phone.
If you win, you will receive a payment for the injury, plus reimbursement of expenses. So keep receipts for your home help payments, journeys by taxi, and anything else related to your injury!
Will I need to do anything else?
It is a good idea to start a file, so you will have all your receipts in one place. You should also keep records of medical treatment you have had.
At the scene of the car accident, make sure you take the other driver’s contact details, including the name of their insurer. Witnesses’ details are also important, and if you have a camera with you (or a mobile phone that can take photos), take pictures of the damage to your car and any street furniture. When you get home, photograph your injuries, too.
If you’re unsure whether you are eligible to claim compensation for your road accident in Epping Forest, why not try our free compensation calculator? This 30 second test, available on our website, will also give you an estimate of what you might be awarded.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now!
Date Published: 18th March 2014
Author: David Brown