If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, you may be eligible to make a road traffic accident claim.
Sadly, car accidents are a very regular occurrence and every year, thousands of road users suffer the effects, be they a driver, passenger or pedestrian, and in many cases, injured parties are hurt through no fault of their own. They will be usually be entitled to compensation.
All motorists are required by law to have a valid insurance policy. This means that if you are hurt by a third party motorist, you can pursue a road traffic accident claim against them.
There’s no reason to be ashamed of making a claim – insurance companies exist precisely so that people can be compensated when they are hurt. This ensures that their costs are covered, that they receive the best possible care and recover as soon as possible.
Road accident compensation
If at all possible, at the scene of the accident, you should make it your business to get the details of any other parties involved. You must also try and get contact details for any witnesses. Finally, if you have a camera with you, or you have a camera function on your mobile phone, take pictures of the vehicles involved in the accident, along with any noteworthy road conditions.
As with any injury, it’s important to visit a medical professional as a matter of urgency. That way you’ll know immediately the extent of the damage and whether you’ll need any further treatment or attention.
Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.
**Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request