Commonly asked questions about claims involving road traffic accidents
When you’re recovering from a car accident, perhaps the last thing you are thinking about is making a claim.
Between recovering from the shock, seeking medical attention for your injuries, arranging childcare while you attend treatment and rehabilitation appointments, and sorting out insurance for your vehicle, there are numerous things to think about after having been involved in an accident.
If you have been in an accident that was caused by someone else, you deserve to be compensated for all of this inconvenience. At Accident Advice Helpline, we receive over 25,000 enquiries a month from people who are thinking about claiming compensation, and here we have answered some of the most common questions we’re asked to provide you with the jargon-free knowledge you need:
After an accident, how do I know if I can make a claim?
Many people don’t realise that they have a right to claim compensation. According to the law, if you have been injured in an accident that has been caused as a direct result of someone else’s negligence, you have a right to make a claim.
How long should I wait to make a claim?
There is no minimum wait time when it comes to making a claim; in fact, the sooner you make a claim, the faster you can be on your way to receiving your money. Not only that, the details of the accident are fresh to recall, and witnesses are more likely to come forward in the event the case goes to trial. You have up to three years from the date of an accident to make a claim, so even if you were injured some time ago, you can still seek compensation.
How much can I receive?
The amount you receive will be calculated based on things like the nature and extent of the injury, the costs of medical care involved in treating it, if you’ve lost any income as a result of the accident, and more. You can find out roughly how much your claim is worth by calling our freephone helpline, and having your case assessed by an experienced adviser. For a quick quote, log on and use our 30-second claims calculator.
What does no win, no fee* mean?
No win, no fee* refers to a conditional fee agreement designed to make it easier to afford legal help in the wake of an accident. There is no money required upfront to begin a claim, so when it comes to seeking compensation for Torfaen road traffic accidents, all you have to do is call to get in touch with a solicitor.
If you want to find out more about answers to these or other questions pertaining to claims involving Torfaen road traffic accidents, contact Accident Advice Helpline today on freephone 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 23rd August 2014
Author: David Brown