Accidents happen in everyday life and, unfortunately, no matter how careful we are, we have no control over the actions of others. The result of an accident, such as a slip, trip or fall may be relatively minor, whereas, more serious injuries are likely to result from road traffic accidents.
If you find yourself injured in such an accident, whether it causes minor or serious injuries, and someone else was at fault, you may be able to seek road traffic accident compensation. The question many people find themselves asking is, how do you know if you have a claim?
Someone else was at fault
The most basic question to ask is, was the accident caused by someone else? In order to be able to seek road traffic accident compensation in Devon, it will need to be the fault of another party. If the accident was your own fault, you won’t have a case for claiming compensation but, if it was caused by someone or something else, you should be able to take legal action.
It happened within last three years
In most cases, you will have to make your claim for compensation within three years of the accident. There are some exceptions to this rule but, in general, claimants do only have three years in which to obtain compensation so it’s important to act quickly.
You have evidence to support your claim
You will need to be able to back up your claim with some supporting evidence. Some of the different types of evidence may include witnesses to the scene, medical records stating the injuries sustained, police reports and photographs of the scene. The more evidence you have, the easier it will be to get compensation.
The next steps for seeking road traffic accident compensation in Devon
As long as you have the evidence you need to support your claim and are making your claim within the timescales mentioned above, you can start the process. It is not a guarantee that you will receive the compensation but at Accident Advice Helpline, we will do our very best to ensure this happens.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, we are here to help and with more than 10 years experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims, we have the expertise to help you get what you need.
You can call us about your claim for road traffic accident compensation in Devon on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re phoning from your mobile.
Our trained advisors are always ready and waiting to take your call, so speak to us today and find out how we can help you to obtain the compensation you deserve!
Date Published: 5th July 2015
Author: David Brown