Car accidents can be massively traumatic events, and even minor accidents can cause severe physical and psychological injuries. If you’ve been involved in a car accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention for yourself and for those who urgently need it. This is key, not only for your health and wellbeing but also for any future personal injury claim. You should also, where possible, get the contact and insurance details of any other parties involved, identify any witnesses, and take photographs. Having as much information as possible is vital in the event of a contested claim.
When can I Claim for a Car Accident?
If you have been in a car accident that’s someone else’s fault, then you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim regardless of whether you were the driver, passenger, or a pedestrian. Providing the accident happened on a public road or public space such as a bridleway or footpath and the result of someone else’s negligence, it will qualify as a car accident, and you could be entitled to compensation.
The time limits in car accident personal injury claims are extremely strict and if you wait too long you could be barred from making a claim. It is therefore of the utmost importance to speak to an expert solicitor as soon as possible after your accident to evaluate your claim and to keep within the time limits.
Typical Car Accident Injuries
Due to the nature of car accidents, injuries caused can range from minor cuts and bruises to lifelong disability. If you were in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, Accident Claims Reading can help you make a claim for any injury, including:
- Head or brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Fatal injuries
At Accident Claims Reading our team of dedicated personal injury solicitors are experienced in processing claims for all injuries suffered in no-fault car accidents and have years of experience working in this field.
Claiming Compensation from Uninsured or Untraced Drivers
If you were unable to trace the driver involved in the accident, or if you have been involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver, you may still be able to claim compensation. If you were unable to trace the driver involved in the accident, you are legally required to contact the police within 24 hours. Accident Claims Reading can then ensure you receive the compensation you deserve by referring your claim to the Motor Insurers Bureau under either the Untraced or Uninsured Drivers Agreements.
Contact our No Win No Fee Car Accident Solicitors in Reading Today
Our expert team of dedicated car accident solicitors have years of experience in car accident claims. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so there’s no risk to you in bringing a claim, and we will work hard to get the compensation you deserve.
For expert No Win No Fee advice, contact our legal team through the contact form on the right-hand side of each page, or call us directly on 01189 115 811.