Car Accident Claims – FAQs
By Lewis Coabin. Last Updated 24th July 2023.
What Is The Car Accident Claim Time Limit?
A popular car accident FAQ that our advisors get asked is regarding the time limit to start a road traffic accident claim.
The Limitation Act 1980 states that you will generally have three years from the date of injury to begin your personal injury claim. However, there are some exceptions that apply to this limitation period.
For example, if a minor has been injured in a car accident, the time limit will be frozen until their 18th birthday. From this date, they will have until their 21st birthday to begin a claim. Alternatively, while the time limit is paused, a litigation friend could make a claim on their behalf.
The limit is frozen indefinitely for those who lack the mental capacity to make their own claim. Again, during this time, a litigation friend could act on their behalf. However, should they regain this mental capacity, they will have three years from the date of recovery to begin a claim if one was not already made for them.
Get in touch for free advice on whether you are within the time limit to make a personal injury claim for car accident compensation.
Can I Make A Car Accident Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
If you have been injured in a car accident due to another road user breaching their duty of care, you may be eligible to make a road traffic accident claim. If you contact our advisors today to discuss your potential claim, they may connect you with one of our solicitors if it seems like you have a valid case.
Furthermore, one of our solicitors may offer to work on your claim on a No Win No Fee basis under a Conditional Fee Agreement. Under this arrangement, you will not be required to pay your solicitor any service fees upfront or while your claim is processing. You will also not be obligated to pay them for their services if your claim is unsuccessful.
However, should they succeed with your car accident compensation claim, you will pay them a success fee. This fee is taken from your compensation payout. There is a legal cap in place for the percentage that your solicitor can take as this fee.
To see if you could be eligible to work with one of our No Win No Fee solicitors, you can contact our advisors today. Additionally, they can answer any questions that this car accident FAQ guide may have not covered.
What Items Can You Claim For In A Car Accident?
Learn More About Car Accident Claims
Below, we’ve included links to some other guides relating to car accident claims that you may find useful:
- A guide to car accident claims
- A guide to serious injury car accident claims
- Learn what to do if you suffer from tinnitus after a car accident
- What causes neck pain after a car accident?
- Car accidents caused by faulty traffic lights
- Can you claim for a car accident without an injury?
- What to do if you have a car accident
- A guide to child car accident claims
- How to claim if a pre-existing injury got worse after a car crash
- Claiming for nerve damage caused by a car accident
- Ice or snow car accident claims
- What to do if you suffer an injury in a car accident
- Car accidents involving bends on the road – a guide on what to do
- Company car accident claims
- A guide to drink driving car accidents
- Car accidents caused by family members and friends
- How to claim for a brain injury from a car accident
- A guide to foreign vehicle accident claims
- How to claim for an ambulance crash or collisions with police cars or fire engines
- How to prove a car accident was not your fault
- Car accident injury payouts – a guide to compensation awards
- Passenger car accident claims – a detailed guide
- Car accidents caused by mud on the road
- How to prove an injury from a car accident
- I was injured in a car accident without insurance, can I still claim?
- Car accident compensation payout examples
- I was injured in a car accident – what are my rights?
- A car hit me from behind, do I need to pay the excess fee?
- How long does car accident compensation take to come through?
- Who pays for the damage if hit by a stolen car?
- A guide to hit and run pedestrian accidents
- What are the new whiplash claim rules?
- What to do if an insurance company denies liability in a car crash case?
- Car accident claim time limit
- How long do I have to make a car accident claim?
- A guide to careless and dangerous driving
- What is an excess fee under car insurance?
- How to report a car accident