Every year, hundreds of people are killed in UK car crashes and many thousands more are injured. The effects on the victims are inconvenient at best and can be devastating at worst. If you’re one of the many people affected by UK car crashes, you could be faced with the hassle of having your vehicle towed away, repaired or replaced. Your insurance company may take some of this burden off your shoulders but if someone else was to blame for the accident, you’d be forgiven for wanting some form of justice.
Worse still, what if you have been injured in one of the many UK car crashes that are a daily occurrence on our roads? Recovering from an accident can be a difficult process. Even if your injuries are only minor, you will need time to recuperate from the effects, which may be psychological as well as physical. It’s bad enough if your accident resulted from your own momentary inattention or error, but if you have no doubt in your mind that it was somebody else’s fault, you’ll certainly be looking for some recompense in the form of personal injury compensation.
Compensation for victims of UK car crashes
Every driver in the UK is required by law to have a valid insurance policy. If you’ve studied your own closely, you’ll know that it contains a 3rd party liability clause which is there to protect anybody who is injured should you be at fault in an accident. This same liability enables you to make a claim against the other driver’s insurance if they cause an accident which affects you. Even if the other person is found to have been driving without insurance, you still have a right to compensation via the Motor Insurers Bureau, a body which exists to protect innocent road users from the chaos that can be caused by uninsured drivers.
If you’ve been involved in any UK car crash that was somebody else’s fault, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Generally, the only requirements are that:
- The incident took place in the last three years.
- You sought medical attention at the time.
There are some exceptions which our legal team can explain fully to you if you are in any doubt as to whether you qualify. Even if the other driver’s insurance covered the damage to your vehicle at the time, that does not mean they have no liability for any injuries you received or which may have worsened in the meantime.
We’ve been helping victims of UK car crashes since 2000 so you couldn’t be in better hands. Our solicitors will use their experience to fight for the maximum amount possible on your behalf and will make sure you’re kept informed every step of the way. Don’t forget that we work purely on a no win no fee* basis so there is no risk to starting a claim.
Call our 24‑hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or complete our straightforward online Claim Form.
Date Published: 3rd October 2013
Author: Jan Newell