It isn’t just drivers who are vulnerable when it comes to road traffic accidents, cyclists and pedestrians also are, and in fact, are more likely to suffer from serious injuries than those in vehicles. Regardless of whether you’re a driver, passenger or other type of road user, if you are injured in an accident which wasn’t your fault then could claim for road traffic accident compensation in Hounslow. As a professional, experienced law firm we are here to help you through your claim and give advice and guidance in your time of need.
How do you know if you can make a claim?
There are three main pieces of criteria which you need to fulfil into in order to be able to claim, and they are:
- The accident must have been caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence
- It must have occurred within the last three years
- Your injuries must have needed medical attention
If you fit into these criteria then give us a call to talk through your claim and see if we agree. How much compensation you get though depends on a number of factors including the severity of your injuries, the time it takes to recover from your injury, how it has affected your life (work, hobbies etc) and whether there are any chances of future injuries or health issues.
Why should you claim road traffic accident compensation in Hounslow?
You are legally entitled to make a claim if you fit the criteria but the sad fact is that 7 out of 10 people who are entitled to claim don’t go on to do so. This means that a large proportion of people are left out of pocket due to someone else.
Making a claim can get you peace of mind and justice as the law are agreeing that someone else was at fault for your accident and it might stop you thinking that you could have done something to prevent the incident. A lot of people will blame themselves or think about possible ways things might have ended differently if they acted in a different way. Making a successful claim will show that everyone agrees that it wasn’t your fault so you can stop thinking there was anything you could do to change things.
The monetary compensation that you could get is probably what most people focus on as injuries can cause issues with people’s finances. A lot of time you’ll need to take time out of work in order to recover and this could mean losing out on wages which may be needed to pay the mortgage or rent, bills and food. Plus, medical bills including prescriptions and treatment can work out to be quite expensive, so the compensation you get could help in a lot of ways.
Choose Accident Advice Helpline
If you’re thinking of making a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Hounslow then call us now on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 29th May 2015
Author: David Brown