It is an unfortunate but true fact that over 50,000 people are injured or killed in accidents on UK roads each year. People who have been involved in car accidents that were not their fault should deal with the situation in the right way so that they are able to make a claim for compensation. You may have been given advice at the scene like “You need insurance details for car accidents claims” or “You need driver details for car accident claims” and this may have left you asking “What insurance details for car accident claims?” and “What driver details for car accident claims?”. Some straightforward facts are always useful in this type of situation.
Fact 1: You can claim compensation (money) for your injuries
You can claim compensation for the injuries that you suffered in a car accident that was not your fault. The compensation is for the injuries themselves (pain and inconvenience) and for expenses that you have incurred as a result of the injuries (loss of wages, childcare etc.).
Fact 2: There is help available to make a car accident claim
The best thing to do at a time like this is to talk to the experts. The friendly professional advisors at a personal injury law firm like Accident Advice Helpline can guide you through the process. They will know things like:
- Which claims are likely to be successful
- What insurance details for car accident claims (names, addresses etc.) are needed
- When you can claim (up to three years after the accident)
- Why you should go ahead with a claim
You will be put in touch with one of the solicitors from their national network. They all have expertise in handling your type of claim. You do not need to worry about expensive legal fees because they work on no win no fee terms. If your case is not successful you pay nothing. What’s more, if you win, your legal fees can be recovered from the losing side.
Fact 3: It is easy to find the best personal injury law firm to deal with a car insurance claim
You will find that the best personal injury law firms are endorsed by a consumer champion and will be able to take your call whenever you ring. Accident Advice Helpline is available 24/7 and is backed by TV personality Esther Rantzen. They can use a 30 second test (using some details from you) to assess which claims are likely to be successful. The decision to proceed is yours.
Fact 4: Every car insurance claim is different
Most car insurance claims are dealt with over the telephone and very few cases appear in court. The exact amount of money that you will get or the amount of time that it will take to settle your claim cannot be guaranteed. You may need to attend one appointment with a doctor for a medical assessment.
If you are unsure of what insurance details for car accident are required, then contact our advisors and we will be able to help. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th January 2013