Been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault? You could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
Have you been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault?
You may be entitled to claim compensation. The best advice we can give is for you to call us. We are specialist solicitors who have dealt with many individuals who have successfully claimed compensation following a car accident.
For some free advice or to make a claim, call our free helpline on:
0800 145 5105 | 01782 416 016
Useful tips to follow should you become involved in a Car Accident:
If you become involved in a car accident, you should gather as much information as possible. Due to the initial shock of the accident, you may not be able to get all the information you need at the time the accident occurs. Returning to the scene of the accident at a later date can therefore be a great help in obtaining any missing information.
You will need to have as much information about the accident as possible in order for your insurance company to obtain the best possible outcome. For this reason, it is recommended that you carry a pen, paper and disposable camera in your car at all times, in case an accident occurs.
Passengers who become injured in car accidents are generally regarded as being blameless, as they have suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence. This means that a personal injury compensation claim can almost always be successful.
Information to collect at the time of the car accident (if possible):
- The time and date that the car accident took place
- Contact details of all the drivers, passengers and pedestrians involved
- Details of the car; including make, model, registration number, colour, and the number of passengers
- The insurance details of the car driver
- Whether or not the car headlights and/or indicator lights were switched on
- The weather, visibility and lighting conditions at the time of the accident
- Name and force details of any police officer attending the scene of the accident
- Any damage caused to each car
- Any injuries caused as a result of the accident
- Photographs of the cars and the scene of the accident
Information to recall following the car accident:
- Try to remember what happened, including sketches of car positioning
- Estimate what speed the cars were going
- Think about the type of road the accident occurred on
- Try to describe the scene of the accident, including any road markings or obstructions
Reporting a car accident:
- Both car drivers involved in the accident should give details to the other car driver, if there has been injury or property damage
- Contact the company that deals with your car insurance as quickly as possible. The company may refuse to insure you if you have not notified them of the accident within the time period set out in the policy.
- If you can prove the car accident was caused by driver negligence, you could make a personal injury compensation claim
- Even if the car accident was partly your fault, you may still be able to make a claim
For advice and support on Car Accidents:
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Car Accidents – Latest News
Mail Online (3rd December 2012) – A brawl broke out on the M1 after two people were killed and four were injured in a ‘140mph race’
Swindon Advertiser (7th November 2012) – A motorist was taken to hospital, after his car flipped on its roof, following a collision with another vehicle. The male driver needed treatment for injuries not described as serious after his blue Ford Focus was left upturned in the road.
BBC News Northern Ireland (5th November 2012) – A 21 year old woman has died after a car accident near Portadown, County Armagh, at the weekend.
Compare Now (3rd July 2012) – A survey by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed that over a quarter of road users had been involved in a crash on their way to work, with a further third experiencing a near miss, in the past 12 months.
NDTV (2nd July 2012) – A woman is believed to have tried to walk across the eastbound carriageway towards Wolverhampton when she was hit by a Rover 75. She was flown by air ambulance to the trauma unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with head injuries.
NME (2nd July 2012) – A 70 year old was crushed to death under actor and producer Arbaaz Khan’s Land Cruiser car in Mumbai last night. The car was being driven by his brother and actor Sohail Khan’s driver, Dhananjaya Pimpale.
NME (28th June 2012) – Reports say 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was involved in a collision with a large lorry whilst travelling in his sports car on the Long Island Expressway in New York City.
ABC News (26th June 2012) – Police say Olympian Daniel Batman, 31, was killed when his vehicle veered off the road and rolled 10 meters.
Daily News (25th June 2012) – Muhammad Wilkerson will be ready for Jet training camp in July, despite being involved in car crash over the weekend. He was travelling northbound on Garden State Parkway when he struck the rear of another car. Wilkerson’s car flipped over, he became trapped beneath the vehicle but was able to get himself out before the police arrived at the scene.
Contact Music (19th June 2012) – Hollywood Star Hilary Duff was driving in California on December 12, 2010 when she collided with a vehicle driven by Rachel Owens. She claims that she suffered “great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering” and needed multiple doctors and surgeons to treat her unspecified conditions.
Wales Online (18th June 2012) – A 13 year old was playing on a bike on Cowbridge Road shortly before a collision with a car. He sustained serious head injuries and was taken to UHW, where he is currently being treated.
Wect (5th June 2012) – A 34 year old man died when he drove off the road. It appears that he overcorrected, crossed the highway and landed in a creek on the left side of the road.
Traverse City Record Eagle (5th June 2012) – A Bay Area Bus rear-ended a car and caused a chain reaction of accidents that put one woman in hospital.
Daily News (28th May 2012) – Nine people were killed and dozens injured on KwaZulu-Natal roads this weekend. A two month old baby and nine other people were injured when the taxi they were in crashed down an embankment.
Paisley Daily Express (17th May 2012) – A five car smash near Glasgow Airport caused long delays during rush hour.
BBC Sport Football(17th May 2012) – Patrick Mafisango, who was meant to be part of Rwanda’s football squad for next month’s 2014 World Cup qualifier, died in a car accident on Thursday morning.
Mail Online (11th May 2012) – An elderly couple died after they suffered a minor car accident at the end of the driveway of their mountain holiday home and could not get signal on their mobile phone to call for help.