Road Accident Claims – Frequently Asked Questions
How long after a road traffic accident can I claim?
In most cases, you will have a three-year time limit from the date of the accident to either conclude your personal injury claim, or commence Court proceedings. It is important to pursue your claim at a time when you feel ready, however you should keep the time limit in mind to ensure your claim can be dealt within the time allowed by law. Often it is best to start the process of making a claim as soon as possible whilst the circumstances of the accident and its impact on you are fresh in your mind.
If you are unsure whether you have a case, please get in touch with us for free advice on 0330 058 0377 and we can help to answer the questions you may have.
What evidence will I need for my road traffic accident claim?
The more evidence you can provide us with, the easier it will be for us to process your claim. Some evidence which may be helpful for your road accident claim includes;
- Photos of the accident scene;
- Names and contact details of any witnesses;
- Receipts of any costs incurred following the incident.
We have a strong history of maximising compensation for our clients and adopt a forensic approach to developing all aspects of your case.
Collating as much evidence as possible will help us maximise your compensation when you come to start your claim. Our serious injury specialists will help you gather the evidence you need to successfully fight your case. We will be there to support you through the process.
What if the other driver didn’t stop or was uninsured?
In cases where the driver is not insured or did not stop you should notify both the police and your insurance company. This way, efforts can be made to trace the identity of the driver.
In cases where a driver did not stop or was uninsured, you will likely have to pursue a claim through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (a body into which all motor insurers pay, to compensate the victims of uninsured/untraced drivers).