Road accidents can involve cyclists, cars, vans, motorbikes, heavy goods vehicles, buses and pedestrians. Thankfully, the overall number of road accidents in the UK is falling.
Even so, over 50,000 people are injured or killed in accidents on the roads each year. Injuries vary from mild discomfort to life-changing disabilities and sadly fatalities also occur.
On top of all of this, many people find that they have financial issues to deal with. If you have been involved in a road accident that was not your fault you may be thinking about making a road crash impact claim for compensation. The following tips will be useful for you.
Top 5 tips for making a road crash impact claim for compensation
- Contact a claims management company like Accident Advice Helpline, they guide people just like you through the process of making a road crash impact claim for compensation every day. You can claim for injuries that occurred in road traffic accidents up to three years ago.
- You can call Accident Advice Helpline any time of the day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their friendly, professional advisers use a unique 30 second test to work out whether a road claim is likely to be successful. This advice is without obligation – you do not have to pursue the claim unless you want to, the choice is yours.
- The advisers will put you in touch with one of the national network of many legal partners who are experienced in claiming compensation. Your solicitor will guide you through the process of making your road crash impact claim. Some people worry about being faced with expensive legal fees if their claim is not successful. Accident Advice Helpline’s legal partners 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 solicitors fees covered by the losing party.
- Keep records of any money that you have had to spend relating to your road claim. Maybe you have lost money because you have not been able to work. May be you have had to pay for extras like childcare or travelling expenses to medical appointments.
- Do not worry that you will have to attend lots of meetings with a solicitor. Most road claims can be handled over the telephone and very few cases actually get to court. You may need to attend one appointment locally with a doctor for a medical assessment. You may find it useful to have a record of any treatment and hospital visits that you have made so that you can tell the doctor during the assessment.
Of course, Accident Advice Helpline cannot guarantee the exact amount of compensation that you will get for your injuries but, with over 10 years’ experience and with the backing of consumer champion Esther Rantzen, you can be sure that your case is being handled properly.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 30th November 2012
Author: David Brown