We spend a lot of time rushing around in this hectic world that we live in – trying to get from A to B in the quickest time possible. On our roads, that practice could spell disaster and the odds can increase dramatically for an individual being involved in a highway accident which may not be his or her fault.
Finding the right solicitor
When it comes to injuries caused by RTA’s (road traffic accidents) the Accident Advice Helpline is there to provide a fast and friendly way forward in getting the process of compensation for road claims under-way A call to one of our advisers on our dedicated free-phone number is all that’s needed to carry out a quick, 30-second check-list to see if you qualify for our no win, no fee legal representation. With over 200 injury lawyers in the UK at our disposal, we’ll find the right solicitor for your particular circumstances and type of injury.
Handling road claims
Obviously, road claims the Accident Advice Helpline handle are not just for car drivers. They apply to cyclists, vans, motorbikes, heavy goods vehicles, buses and pedestrians. Fortunately, the new technology used in vehicles today help to ensure the least damage to the person involved in an RTA. As a result, the total number of road accidents in the UK is actually falling. However, over 50,000 people are injured or killed in accidents on the UK’s roads each year. Injuries vary from mild discomfort to life-changing disabilities and, sadly, there are of course fatalities.
Many people find also that they have money problems to deal with after being in an RTA which was not their fault. If you’re one of them, you may be thinking about making a road claim for compensation. Here’s 5 useful points of advice in making a road claim:
- As soon as possible after the accident, get in touch with a claims management company like Accident Advice Helpline. Generally, the sooner we can get your claim processed, the quicker the compensation award can be made.
- Our phone advisers are on call day or night, 7 days a week. Based on the information you give, they will quickly be able to tell you whether a road claim is likely to be successful. Remember, this advice is without obligation. You do not have to pursue the claim unless you want to. The choice is entirely yours.
- Accident Advice Helpline will then put you in touch with one of our national network of legal partners who are experienced in claiming compensation. Your appointed solicitor will guide you through the process of making your road claim and you don’t have to worry about being faced with expensive legal fees if your claim is not successful. Our lawyers work on a no win, no fee basis, so you do not have to pay anything if you lose. If your claim is successful it is usually possible to get your legal fees covered by the losing party.
- Do keep records of any money that you have had to spend relating to your road claim. You may be losing income because you have not been able to work and perhaps you have had to pay out for extras like childcare or travelling expenses for attending medical appointments.
- You won’t have to go to lots of meetings with your solicitor. Many road claims can be handled over the phone and it’s a fact that very few cases actually get to court. You may need to attend one appointment local to you for an independent medical assessment. Again, keep a record of any treatment and hospital visits that you have made so that you can tell the doctor during the assessment.
Accident Advice Helpline cannot guarantee the exact amount of compensation that you will get for your injuries but, with our vast experience and with the backing of our patron, consumer champion Esther Rantzen, you can be sure that your case is being handled properly and to best effect.