Every year, many people are involved in accidents on the roads in the UK. In fact, some 50,000 people are injured or killed in road accidents each year. Of course road injuries are very variable. They can involve pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, vans, cars, buses and heavy goods vehicles. The injuries are very variable as well. They can range from mildly inconvenient and uncomfortable symptoms to life changing permanent disabilities. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and are wondering what to do, you need some simple straightforward facts to help you.
Fact 1: You can claim compensation for a road injury
There is a branch of law called personal injury law. This means that if you have suffered an injury in a road accident that was not your fault you could claim some money from the person whose fault it was. The compensation (money) is for the injury and for expenses that you have incurred as a result of your injuries. These could include loss of wages, travel costs and cost of buying in extra help. They can also include loss of earnings.
Fact 2: Claiming compensation for a road injury does not have to be stressful or complicated
This process can be quite straightforward. The friendly professional advisors at a personal injury law firm like Accident Advice Helpline are experts in this. Even if you were injured a while ago (up to three years ago) it is likely that you can still claim. Your case will be referred to one of the national network of hundreds of solicitors who have expertise in handling a road injury. Do not get stressed about having to pay expensive legal fees up front because the solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis. If your case is not upheld, you will not pay a thing. What’s more, if you do win, your fees can usually be claimed from the losing side.
Fact 3: Finding the best law firm to deal with your road injury claim is easy
The best law firms are easy to find! Accident Advice Helpline is endorsed by consumer champion Esther Rantzen, and have been helping people just like you for over a decade. They take your call whenever you ring 24/7. They also have a 30 second test to help them to work out right at the start whether your claim is likely to be successful. At this stage you are under no obligation; you do not have to pursue the claim unless you want to.
Fact 4: Each road injury claim is different
Most claims for injury accidents can be dealt with over the telephone and very few cases actually end up in court. However, each case is different and no-one can guarantee the exact amount of money that you will get or the amount of time that it will take to settle your claim. You may need to attend one appointment with a doctor for a medical assessment.
You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 to discuss things in more detail.
Date Published: 15th January 2013