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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

    Suing insurance company for a car accident


    If you’re thinking of suing an insurance company for a car accident, it’s advisable that you waste no time in getting started. Although you have up to three years to make a claim in relation to your injuries, you have only six months in which to claim compensation for damage to your car. Once you’ve spoken to the police, received medical treatment and talked to your own insurance company, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. We can advise you on how to proceed.

    Specialist help to sue an insurance company over a car accident

    Because there are so many different types of car accident involving different types of road user, traffic law can be extremely complicated. This isn’t the sort of case that it’s wise to trust to a general solicitor. At Accident Advice Helpline we can connect you with a specialist road traffic accident lawyer who is well placed to get you a good result. Because our lawyers use a no win no fee system you won’t have to worry about the high upfront fees demanded by many solicitors, and because we’re a national organisation with many qualified experts at our disposal we’ll also be able to get your case moving quickly. This means that if any complications develop, you’ll still have a good chance of getting everything sorted out within the time limit.

    Sometimes, when insurance companies know they’re going to lose the case, they offer sizeable out of court settlements. Settling out of court doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get less money, because it means everybody saves on court costs. It also saves you the stress and hassle of going to court. If an offer like this is made in your case, we’ll be happy to negotiate on your behalf. We’ll advise you on whether or not it looks like a good deal, but the final decision will always be yours.

    What you can claim

    Suing an insurance company for a car accident could result in you getting money to help with any or all of the following:

    * The cost of treatment not available on the NHS (including counselling).
    * The cost of repairing your vehicle.
    * Compensation for lost earnings.
    * Equipment to help you cope with long term disability.
    * The cost of care if you cannot manage by yourself.
    * Travel expenses related to the claims process.

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    Just save any receipts you have related to the claim and send them to us. We’ll do our best to make sure you get your due.

    If you want to discuss your claim in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: 30th June 2014

    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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.