On average there are 40,000 road accidents which happen in the United Kingdom. Some 30,000 people per year suffer from personal injuries as a result of a traffic incident, many of whom start a compensation claim as a result. Due to most road users driving cars, this vehicle type is by far the most common to be involved in traffic collision claims launched against negligent drivers. If you’ve accidentally crashed your car, the incident was not your fault and there was negligence displayed on the part of the offending driver, considering claiming compensation for the crash is common. Road users have a responsibility to each other to use the roads carefully, and if someone else has caused a traffic accident which, in turn, meant you suffering physically, financially or emotionally, successfully claiming would mean compensating you for your losses. Take our 30 second test to see if you can make a claim for a traffic incident you have been involved in.
Help after a traffic incident
If you’ve been in a traffic accident and your vehicle is no longer drivable, a hire car will be made available for you free of charge. Premium hire cars are available and we have locations all over the country, so no matter where you are in the UK, we can help you out. The same goes for our medical centres. If you need a medical check-up, we can help organise this locally.
What damages from a traffic incident can be compensated for?
In terms of the different types of damages you may have suffered in a crash, it varies from case to case. However, usually clients end up claiming for the following factors, in addition to others:
- Damage done to your vehicle
- Any personal injuries that you have sustained
- Compensated for loss of earnings
- Psychological or emotional damages
- Damage to property other than your vehicle
- Expenses which you’ve incurred as a direct result of the incident
What do I do to start being compensated for a traffic accident?
The first thing to do to get your traffic accident compensation claim started is to give us a call. If it’s easier, we can call you. Once we’ve got the details of your claim, we will get things started right away. Depending on the circumstances of your claim, we’ll hand-pick the right solicitor for the job. Between us and the solicitor, we’ll take on the vast majority of what needs to be done, meaning that very little effort will be required on your part. Accident Advice Helpline can advise you on everything you need to do including how to claim expenses such as prescription costs and travelling expenses, remember to keep receipts as evidence. Call us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 21st January 2013