Do you need to claim road traffic accident compensation in Lancaster?
When accidents occur, drivers often want to make a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Lancaster. Providing they can show that they weren’t responsible for the incident, they can be awarded a significant amount of compensation.
However, it isn’t only drivers that can be affected by road traffic accidents and it certainly isn’t just drivers that can take legal action afterwards. If you’ve been caught up in an accident and suffered injuries that weren’t your fault, you should be able to make a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Lancaster, regardless of what type of road user you were.
In fact, cyclists, motorcyclists, passengers and pedestrians can all be eligible to obtain compensation after an incident has occurred. This means that you could still make a claim if you were travelling in a taxi, a minicab or on public transport at the time the incident occurred.
Were you travelling as a passenger?
When a driver makes a compensation claim, they’ll need to show that they weren’t responsible for the incident in order to be eligible to obtain compensation. If you were a passenger at the time of the incident, you will need to show the same thing. However, as a passenger, you could still obtain compensation, even if your driver was responsible for the incident, providing you didn’t contribute towards the cause of the accident.
If you are considering making a claim for traffic accident compensation in Lancaster, it’s important to realise that there are time limits on how long you’ve got to take action. In most cases, claimants have only got three years in which to make a claim after an accident has occurred.
If you wait any longer than this, it’s unlikely that your claim will be valid and you could miss out on your chance to obtain compensation.
Make a no win no fee claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been putting off making your claim because you’re worried about having to pay expensive legal fees, there’s no need to panic. At Accident Advice Helpline we offer our services on a no win no fee basis so you won’t have to pay any upfront fees if you choose to make your claim with us.
Why wait? To find out more today, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and speak to a member of our dedicated personal injury team.
Alternatively, to access additional information about the claims process, visit the Accident Advice Helpline website. You could even take our online 30 second test and find out how much compensation you could be eligible to receive, if your claim is successful.
Date Published: 2nd June 2015
Author: David Brown