At Accident Advice Helpline, we like to make sure that our clients have all the information they need when they are thinking about making a claim.
Sometimes, people are vaguely aware of what’s involved in a compensation claim, but the lack basic knowledge of the key things. This is perfectly understandable – after all, how often are you involved in road traffic accidents in Dumbarton?
The basics: who can claim compensation?
First of all, who can actually claim? The answer is, anyone who has been in a road traffic accident that was caused by someone else, and which caused them to become injured.
“Someone else”, in this case, usually means the other driver involved. Injuries sustained in road traffic accidents in Dumbarton, of course, can range from the minor to severe. A common injury is whiplash, which, although minor, can be very painful for some time; major injuries could result in hospitalisation for a long period.
When should you start a claim for road traffic accidents in Dumbarton?
It’s always best to start claims as soon as possible. This doesn’t mean as soon as you get home after the accident – we understand that you may be feeling rather delicate, and you will need some time to recover.
But certainly don’t leave it too late. There is a three-year limit from the date of the accident and injury to make your claim. If you ring up a day too late, then we’re sorry to say that you’re out of luck.
What does the payout consist of?
Many people aren’t aware that the payouts received by victims of road traffic accidents in Dumbarton are calculated according to the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity experienced by the victim, and the expenses that they have incurred as a result of the accident.
That’s how it works, and you can go to our website and find out an estimate of the value of your claim, by using our free compensation calculator. Just input a few details, and you will receive your estimate. We cannot give exact figures, but at least you’ll get an idea.
How should someone start a claim?
Beginning a claim is very simple. You can call Accident Advice Helpline’s 24/7 hotline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, and start talking to an adviser straight away. Alternatively, if you’re calling from a mobile, dial 0333 500 0993.
There is also the option to text “claim365” to 88010, and await a call from one of our advisors.
Your advisor will take your details when you call, and if you are eligible to claim compensation, they will be given to one of our team of ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitors.
Your solicitor will work on your case, dealing with all the relevant agencies on your behalf, and aiming to secure you the payout you deserve.
To get started, call our hotline free now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim!
Date Published: 6th October 2014
Author: David Brown