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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

    Traffic accident compensation claims

    Traffic accidents happen on our roads, 116 years after the first person was killed by being run over. Bridget Driscoll was a 44 year old South London housewife, when in 1896 she visited a fete in Crystal Palace.

    The outing would end in tragedy with Bridget freezing in fear when she saw a motor car approaching. Although the car had a top speed of 4 miles per hour, it was later found that the young male driver had somehow managed to adjust his engine to increase his maximum speed to 8 miles per hour. Bridget sadly dies from her injuries.

    With our roads busier than ever and more cars, vans, bikes and lorries using the road network, there are bound to be collisions from time to time. However, what can happen is that there is a whole range to the extent of the injuries people receive. No matter how significant (or insignificant) you feel your injuries are, you may be able to pursue traffic accident compensation claims like many people have.

    Traffic accident compensation claims – aren’t they simply prescribing to the compensation culture?

    Since 1995, if you were hurt as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to claim compensation. Some people choose not to make a claim but others do. What has changed is that people are now more aware of how to make traffic accident compensation claims.

    With recent media attention being on ‘rogue’ accidents in which people deliberately drive into cars so that an erroneous claim can be made, we have developed a test that circumnavigates this type of money-grabbing culture.

    Open Claim Calculator

    We only deal with genuine traffic accidents.

    All customers start their compensation claim by taking our ’30 second’ test. Its speed hides its complexity but all compensation claims have to meet criteria laid down in law. If the test indicates eligibility, then we will refer you to a traffic accident compensation claims solicitor.

    Traffic accident compensation claims – aren’t they expensive?

    No. Since 1995, all compensation cases can use the ‘conditional fee agreements’. This is commonly known as ‘no win no fee’. All our solicitors operate using this system and you will not be required to pay any deposit or upfront fees. They will take your traffic accident compensation claims case on by looking at the merit of it being a successful case.

    Traffic accident compensation claims – will I need to go to court?

    In our experience, this is unlikely. If the ‘other side’ has admitted liability for the accident (whether this was a police matter or not) then they are unlikely to contest it. Most defendants prefer to settle out of court, discussing any traffic accident compensation claims between both parties.

    If the other side do not accept liability, then the case will go to court with the final decision resting with the judge.

    Contact one our friendly advisers today and take our ’30 second’ test to see if you have an eligible traffic accident compensation claim.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 29th November 2012

    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.

    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.