Car Accident Claims
Driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian – if you’ve been injured in a car accident, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
It’s not only drivers who can claim compensation – we can help passengers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians too.
For more information, you can read our pages on claiming compensation as a cyclist. passenger or motorcyclist .
Car accident claims
Whiplash Claims are the most common type of car accident claim – a neck injury caused by caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways, but can be made for a variety of injuries, including broken bones, bruises, and psychological injuries.
Claiming car accident compensation
We know that claiming car accident compensation can seem daunting, but remember, all drivers should be insured, and insurance policies are there to cover the costs of car accident claims.
In addition to compensating you for the pain and inconvenience caused by your injuries, claiming car accident compensation can cover any money lost as a result of the accident – for example lost earnings if you’ve had to take time off work to recover.
If you’re ready to start your claim, or if you’d like to find out more, you can contact one of our legally trained advisors by phone, or by starting your claim online. The call, like the rest of National Accident Helpline's service is free, and you’ll never be put under pressure to make a claim.
You will simply be asked
to explain what happened and to give other details about the car accident. These details will help the advisor understand the cause of the accident, and therefore whether you are entitled to claim car accident compensation.
To read about the experiences of people who've made a successful claim following a road accident, visit our Road Accident Testimonials page .
What causes car accidents?
Whether caused by speed, intoxication, or something else, “driver error remains the most common cause of road accidents” *. They can also be caused by environmental factors such as potholes or cracks in the road, or faulty traffic lights.
The good news is that if you’ve been injured in an accident on the roads that wasn’t your fault, we can help you claim the car accident compensation you’re entitled to - whatever caused the accident.
If your injuries were sustained in a road accident caused by another motorist, the claim is made against the other motorist’s insurance company, whereas if the accident was caused by an environmental factor such as a problem with the road, the claim will be made against the Highways Agency.
We can also help with claims relating to uninsured drivers and hit and runs. Here, car accident compensation is paid by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). All UK motor insurance companies are required to pay into the MIB’s fund each year to cover the cost of road accidents caused by ‘untraced drivers’.
* Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidentswww.rospa.com/faqs/detail.aspx?faq=298