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. Accidents involve cyclists, cars, vans, motorbikes, heavy goods vehicles, buses and pedestrians. 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 considering turning to a road traffic collision solicitor to help you make a claim for compensation. The following tips will be useful for you.
Top 5 tips for finding a good road traffic collision solicitor:
- Contact a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline and they will guide you through the process of making a compensation claim. 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. A friendly, professional adviser will use the unique 30 second test to work out whether your claim is likely to be successful. The advice is without obligation – you do not have to pursue the claim unless you want to, the choice is yours.
- The advisers will put you in touch with one of the national network of around 200 legal partners and the road traffic collision solicitor that is allocated to your case 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 anything 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 road traffic accident solicitor. Most 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, Dame Esther Rantzen, you can be sure that your case is being handled properly. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.