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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

    Serious auto accident case


    Help with your serious auto accident case

    According to the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents, driver error is the most common cause of accidents on the UK’s roads. However, environmental factors, such as potholes and faulty traffic lights, can also cause road accidents.

    Auto accidents commonly cause a variety of injuries, including broken bones, whiplash, cuts and bruises and psychological problems – all of which can cause pain, discomfort and financial losses.

    Who is entitled to compensation following an auto accident?

    Auto accident compensation claims can be made by anyone who has been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault. If another motorist caused the accident, a claim could be made against the negligent motorist’s insurance company; whereas if an environmental factor, such as a pothole in the road, caused the accident, a claim could be made against the Highways Agency. Claims can also be made against uninsured and untraceable drivers. Here, the auto accident compensation would be paid by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) fund, to which all UK motor insurance companies are required to contribute.

    What does a compensation claim cover?

    In addition to compensating for any pain and inconvenience, auto accident compensation claims can cover the cost of any money lost as a result of the accident – for example, lost income and medical expenses.

    Who is the best person to speak to regarding a serious auto accident case?

    If you want to start a compensation claim, or if you would like to find out more about making a claim, you can call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our legally trained accident case advisers on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. The call from a landline is free of charge and you will not be put under any pressure to proceed with your serious auto accident case. While we understand that auto accident cases are distressing, we will ask you to provide details of the circumstances of your accident and any injuries that you have sustained. This information will aid your advisor in determining whether you are entitled to claim auto accident compensation.

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    If you are not ready to speak to an advisor, you may wish to try out our compensation calculator, which will enable you to determine the value of your auto accident case in as little as 30 seconds.

    Date Published: 30th July 2013

    Author: Jan Newell

    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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