Question and answer session with Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping innocent victims of accidents for over fifteen years. By giving useful advice and helping victims claim compensation for their injuries, we have the experience and knowledge to assist you with your claim.
We have put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at the Accident Advice Helpline office.
If you cannot find the answer to your question below, do not hesitate in contacting us. One of our helpful and friendly advisers will be happy to help you. We can also check if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation and give you an idea of how much you may be able to claim.
What kind of accidents can you claim personal injury compensation for?
You can basically claim compensation for any type of accident in which your were physically and/or emotionally injured. The accident should not have been your fault. The most common type of accident we help victims claim compensation for is road traffic accidents, but you can claim for an accident at work, medical negligence accident, even a trip or slip in the supermarket.
Can I claim if I was a passenger in a car?
Yes! Whether you were the driver or passenger, if you believe the accident was not your fault and there is sufficient evidence to support your claim then you may be entitled to compensation. It could have been the fault of the driver in whose car you were travelling in, or the driver of another vehicle.
How long do I have after the accident to make a claim for compensation?
In most cases you have three years from the date of the accident, or three years from the date you realised you were injured to make a claim. Children who are under 18 years of age have three years from their 18th birthday in which they can claim compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline if you are unsure and would like to check if you can make a claim, there are certain circumstances in which exceptions can be made if there is a valid and legitimate reason for the delay.
What is a no win no fee* costs claim?
A no win no fee* costs claim is when there is an arrangement between a solicitor and the client regarding the legal fees. Basically if your claim is unsuccessful then no legal costs would be paid to your solicitor. It is sometimes also referred to as the conditional fee arrangement.
All the personal injury solicitors that work with Accident Advice Helpline work on the no win no fee* costs arrangement, therefore minimising any risk for financial loss for you.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 21st January 2013
Category: Personal injury claims