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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 crashes


    Being involved in road traffic crashes can happen at any time in any place. It does not matter where you live or where you are driving.

    If this happens and you injured as a blameless victim, then you should speak to an injury lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline to help you to make an injury claim.

    You can make a personal injury claim for road traffic crashes if:

    • The accident was not your fault;
    • You were injured in the accident
    • Your injuries needed medical attention; and
    • The accident happened within the last three years.

    To make road traffic crashes claims, victims may want to use the services of an injury solicitor

    Those are the general rules for making a personal injury claim, but as with all rules there are exceptions. This is why you need the help of an injury solicitor, as they will know all the ins and outs of the legal process involved in claims for road traffic crashes.

    For instance, if as a child you were injured in an accident, the rules change:

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    • If no one made a claim on your behalf at the time of the incident, you should make the claim as soon as you can after your 18th birthday
    • However, you will have until your 21st birthday to make the claim — in other words, three years after becoming an adult

    Let Accident Advice Helpline assist you with the complexities of making a claim

    All these different rules are just touching the surface of the complications of making a personal injury compensation claim – it is a legal process, after all. They show how complicated it would be for the layperson to get it right, but for Accident Advice Helpline it is no problem.

    Personal injury compensation is the arm of the law in which we specialise. We make personal injury claims of all types every day, and have the expertise and knowledge you need to give your claim the best chance of success.

    Our solicitors are experts in their field and will examine every facet of your claim to ensure that you are awarded the maximum compensation for your circumstances.

    Try our 30-second test to see if you have a valid claim and how much you might be awarded, or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to one of our friendly advisors for all the help and support you will need when making your personal injury compensation claim.

    Don’t be put off by the cost of making a claim, as we operate on a no win no fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay any money for the claim to be started, or if your claim is lost.

    Date Published: 24th March 2014

    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.

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