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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 traffic accident injury

    Road traffic accidents that were not your fault can result in a range of injuries. The limbs, chest, back and head can be affected. A very common type of road traffic accident injury is whiplash. People with whiplash often suffer neck pain stiffness, tenderness around the neck area, and headaches.

    People who have suffered a road traffic accident injury may be not able to work at all or to work as many hours as before. They may also struggle with household tasks. As a result they may have financial difficulties to cope with. This is when they need honest, straightforward advice on how they could make a claim for compensation.

    The top 5 things you need to know about making a claim for a road traffic accident injury

    1. Contact a claims management company like Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible so that they can guide you through the process. Even if you were injured a while ago it is likely that you can still claim. You can make a claim for a road traffic accident injury up to three years after the accident.
    2. The friendly, professional advisers are experienced in all kinds of claims and will use a unique 30 second test to help them to work out whether your claim for your road traffic accident injury is likely to be successful. You are under no obligation though; you do not have to pursue the claim unless you want to.
    3. You will be put in touch with one of the national network of many legal partners who has expertise in handling your type of claim. You do not need to worry about expensive legal fees because the legal partners work on a no win no fee basis so if your case is not successful you do not pay a thing.
    4. Many people find that it is a good idea to keep financial records relating to claims for injury including money that you have lost by not being able to work and any extra costs that you have had such as paying for extra childcare or for travelling to medical appointments.
    5. Most claims for a road traffic accident injury can be dealt with over the telephone and very few cases actually end up in court. You may need to attend one appointment with a doctor for a medical assessment. Of course, the exact amount of compensation that you will get cannot be guaranteed as it varies from case to case.

    It is important that you feel assured that the claims management company is working in your best interests.

    Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people make claims for injury for over 10 years and are endorsed by consumer champion Esther Rantzen.

    You can call the advice helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. What’s more, if you win your legal fees can be recovered from the losing side.

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    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 29th November 2012

    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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.