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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

    West Dorset road traffic accidents

    Commonly asked questions about road traffic accidents

    If you have been in an accident, you may quickly feel overwhelmed by the amount of information pertaining to compensation claims.

    Many people fail to realise that they have a legal right to make a claim after being involved in West Dorset road traffic accidents, provided the circumstances surrounding the accident meet certain criteria. If you are unsure about this criteria, or about any other aspect of seeking compensation, read on as we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about road traffic accident compensation.

    What are my rights regarding compensation for West Dorset road traffic accidents?

    You have a right to claim compensation if you have been injured in an accident within the past three years, and you can prove that you were in no way at fault for the accident. If the negligence of another person, driver or even council has caused your accident, you could be within your rights to seek money in damages.

    How much compensation will I receive?

    The amount you are awarded is calculated taking into account a number of factors. Aside from the physical injury, you may be facing a number of unexpected costs as a result of the accident, such as the costs of medical treatment, transport to and from hospital appointments, or even childcare while you attend these appointments.

    You shouldn’t be made to pay for this if the accident was someone else’s fault, so we will try to recover these and other incidentals to make sure you are adequately compensated for your injuries. You can get an idea of what the total figure will amount to by using our online claims calculator, which will calculate an estimate in thirty seconds.

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    How long do claims for West Dorset road traffic accidents take?

    If the case is settled out of court, it can take a matter of weeks from beginning a claim to receiving the full amount in a payout. If there is a trial involved, it may of course take longer. At Accident Advice Helpline, we always strive to settle claims as quickly and efficiently as possible for our clients.

    How much does it cost to make a claim after an accident?

    With Accident Advice Helpline, you can make a claim on a no win, no fee basis. With nothing payable upfront, any perceived financial risk of making a claim is substantially lowered.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we receive over 25,000 enquiries a month from people that have been injured. We know how confusing it can appear to make a claim, which is why we have a team of experts available via phone to help answer any questions you may have. If the answer to your query is not listed above, contact us on 0800 180 4123, and get connected to a friendly personal injury specialist.

    Date Published: 15th August 2014

    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.

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