Road traffic accidents can involve cyclists, cars, vans, motorbikes, heavy goods vehicles, buses and pedestrians. Thankfully, the overall number of road traffic accidents in the UK is falling. Even so, over 50,000 people are injured or killed in accidents on the roads each year. Injuries vary from mild discomfort to life-changing disabilities and sadly fatalities also occur. On top of all of this, many people find that they have financial issues to deal with. If you have been involved in a road accident that was not your fault you may be thinking about road traffic collision compensation claims. The following tips will be useful for you.
Top 5 tips for making road traffic collision compensation claims
- Contact a specialist law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. We guide people just like you through the process of making road traffic accidents claims every day. You can claim for injuries that occurred in road traffic accidents up to three years ago.
- You can call Accident Advice Helpline any time of the day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our friendly, professional advisors will use a unique 30-second test to work out which road traffic accident claims are likely to be successful. This advice is without obligation – you do not have to pursue the claim unless you want to, the choice is yours.
- The advisors will put you in touch with one of our national team of solicitors who are experienced in road traffic accident claims. Your solicitor will guide you through the process of making your claim. Some people worry about being faced with expensive legal fees if their claim is not successful. Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors work on a no win no fee basis so you do not have to pay our solicitors’ fees if you lose.
- Keep records of any money that you have had to spend relating to your compensation claim. Maybe you have lost money because you have not been able to work. Maybe you have had to pay for extras like childcare or travelling expenses to medical appointments.
- Do not worry that you will have to attend lots of meetings with a solicitor. Most road traffic accident claims can be handled over the telephone and very few cases actually get to court. You may need to attend one appointment locally with a doctor for a medical assessment. You may find it useful to have a record of any treatment and hospital visits that you have made so that you can tell the doctor during the assessment.
Of course, Accident Advice Helpline cannot guarantee the exact amount of compensation that you will get for your injuries but, with over 15 years’ experience and with the backing of consumer champion Esther Rantzen, you can be sure that your case is being handled properly.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 30th November 2012