How do you make your road traffic accident claim?
Each year almost 80% of all personal injury claims made relate to road traffic accidents. Do you know what steps you would take should this ever happen to you? At Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) we guide you through the steps of making your road traffic accident claim.
AAH’s Ten Steps to Making Your Road Traffic Accident Claim
Gather your information. Making your road traffic accident claim can be swift and stress free if you can support your case. If you keep a pad and pen handy in your car or your bag, should you be involved in an accident, you will always be ready to jot down road and weather conditions and note the details of the event; all of which will be invaluable should you wish to make your road traffic accident claim.
Photographic evidence is also extremely useful. Your road traffic accident claim can be a simple process if supported by an image of the scene taken on a mobile phone.
Remain at the scene for assistance and to swap insurance details with drivers of any other vehicles which may have been involved in the accident.
You need to report a traffic accident to the police within 24 hours of its occurrence. If they were present at the scene, it is a good idea to take note of the collar numbers of the officers for future reference.
If you sustained an injury as a result of the accident which was somebody else’s fault, then it is likely that you will be able to make your road traffic accident claim. For an idea of the compensation you may be entitled to receive as a result of your injury, take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test.
Speak to one of our friendly advisors free, 24/7, on 0800 180 4123 and explain that you would like to make your road traffic accident claim.
Let us find a lawyer with specific experience of dealing with your road traffic accident claim to help take your case further.
We will guide you through any documentation we may need to complete in order to process your claim. Please remember that we are committed to work on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, so you will not be required to make any payment to us at this stage of your claim.
As every compensation claim is different, it is difficult to predict how long the process will take. However we know how important it is for you to be updated on the progress of your case and we keep you informed every step of the way.
Any compensation you receive as a result of your road traffic accident claim will help you to settle bills for medical treatment and move on following this traumatic event.
Date Published: 25th February 2013
Author: David Brown