What to do if you've had a car crash accident


If you have sustained injuries in a car crash accident which was not your fault, either as a driver or passenger, then you may be entitled to compensation. You could also be entitled to either a replacement car or to have your car repaired. The only requirement is that you bring your claim within three years of the accident, unless you are claiming on behalf of a child in which case it must be before their 21st birthday.

If you have been involved in a car accident then you can normally recover costs for loss of earnings and amenity, prescriptions and medication, damage to possessions and any other expenses that have put you out of pocket as a result of the accident. It is important to keep your receipts and also to keep a record of how the accident has changed your life in order for the solicitor to be able to accurately assess the full amount of damages that should be awarded to you.

The procedure for making a car accident claim begins with your solicitor contacting the guilty party's insurance company of your intention to pursue a claim. Witness statements, police reports and other evidence such as medical reports will then be collected. Your entitlement will then be calculated and sent to the third party's insurance company with a request for the claim to be settled. If there is a dispute over liability and an agreement cannot be reached then it may be necessary to issue court proceedings. It is important to appoint an experienced personal injury solicitor who is used to this procedure and can explain this process to you.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on injuries sustained in an accident then Caven can put you in touch with a local specialist personal injury solicitor free of charge. So if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local personal injury solicitors please call us at 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.

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