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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Road injuries caused on impact


    If you have been involved in a car crash that was not your own fault, and as a result you suffered from road injuries caused on impact, then you should speak to an injury lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline so that they can assist you in making an injury claim.

    To make a claim for road injuries caused on impact, you need to fit the following criteria:

    • It was no more than three years ago that the accident happened;
    • The accident in which you were involved was not your fault;
    • You were injured in that accident; and
    • The injuries need medical attention.

    Complying with these rules means you are probably entitled to claim compensation, and you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.

    It is not just road injuries caused on impact for which you can claim

    There are lots of different accidents for which you could make a personal injury claim, for instance:

    • Road traffic accidents;
    • Food poisoning;
    • Slips, trips or falls;
    • Industrial illnesses and conditions;
    • Faulty products;
    • Travel accident;
    • Work-related accidents; and
    • Medical negligence.

    These are just a few — we deal with any type of accident you can think of.

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    Settlement of your road injuries claim

    In the majority of cases, it is likely to be an insurance company or some other large organisation that settles your claim, rather than the actual person who caused it, such as:

    • A motor insurance company;
    • The Motor Insurers’ Bureau;
    • An employers’ liability insurance company;
    • A public liability insurance company;
    • A government department;
    • A health trust;
    • A manufacturer;
    • A product liability insurance company; or
    • A local authority.

    It can be daunting for a victim to have to deal with these large organisations, but for us it is part of the job and we do it all the time.

    Its not just the road injuries for which you can claim

    When you make an injury claim, you need to consider several factors, for instance:

    • Anxiety and trauma;
    • Loss of earnings;
    • The impact on your future life;
    • Medical expenses;
    • Childcare;
    • Travel costs;
    • Home adaption or home moving;
    • Care costs;
    • Any other cost or losses that are a direct result of the accident; and
    • Pain and suffering.

    All of these need looking at closely to ensure you are financially compensated for the material items, as well as the injuries.

    Accident Advice Helpline can help with your claim

    For over 15 years, we have been helping the blameless victims of accidents get the access to justice to which they were entitled and the compensation they deserved.

    Our in-house solicitors have a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims. They will ensure that every facet of your claim is investigated to maximise the amount of compensation you are awarded.

    On our website there is a compensation calculator, which we call the 30-second test. This will help you to decide if you qualify, and if you do it will also give you a rough estimate of the amount you can expect to receive.

    Alternatively, you can phone our freephone number 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors, who will give you free advice and guide you through the processes of making your personal injury claim.

    Date Published: 24th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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