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Making A Car Accident Compensation Claim
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident which was clearly the fault of the other party, you may be entitled to file a compensation claim.
Irrespective of whether you were driving the car, a passenger in the car or a pedestrian hit by the car, you have a right to be compensated for all your medical expenses, lost income, lost potential future income and other related expenses that are directly related to the car accident. How much compensation you can claim will depend on your specific injuries/ circumstances, but you can find more on car accident claim compensation amounts further down the page.
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What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
Doing the following after the car accident will help you create a stronger case so that you can get the maximum compensation for your personal injury claim :
Even if the car damage looks minor and the injuries look like they are very mild and do not require immediate medical treatment, it is still advisable to call the police to the scene of the accident so you can get an official record of everything.
At a later date, when you can, get a copy of the official police report and keep it with you. This report will contain several important details that could help you when filing your claim for compensation successfully. In clear cut cases of where the fault lies, the report may also include the police officer’s opinion of who was responsible for the accident.
Documentation Pertaining To The Car Accident Claim
Make notes about the accident as soon as you are able to. Include as many details as you can, even those that may seem insignificant at the time. You will need to maintain all documentation and receipts that are associated with the accident. This could include:
• Photographs of the vehicle and of the accident scene
• Photographs of your injuries immediately after the accident
• Memos, prescription orders and receipts related to your medical care, including X-Rays and details of visits to the physical therapist, family doctor, emergency room or chiropractor. Make sure the necessary documentation is signed and dated. You do not want it dismissed on a technical error.
• Keep receipts of all miscellaneous costs that you incurred, which were a direct result of the accident – paying for a taxi service, cost of hiring child care or cancelling airline tickets if you were scheduled to travel.
• Letter from your employer verifying your lost work hours and also stating how much income you would have lost.
You should also maintain a daily diary where you record all other details related to the case that cannot otherwise be substantiated with receipts. For example, if you are undergoing treatment at the hospital, write down all details of how you got there and back, what the treatment involved and how long it took as well as the discomfort and pain you had to go through.
Keep a record of your emotional state on most days. Mention all of the difficulties you have to overcome on a daily basis. All of this will help strengthen your case and get you the compensation you deserve especially if you are suffering from long-term effects.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Car Accident Injury?
The amount of compensation you can claim for a car accident injury can vary drastically, as with most types of accident claims. This is simply because realistically not every car accident injury is the same. The best approach to getting an accurate assessment on the amount of compensation you could claim for an injury is to speak with us, or a solicitor of your choosing.
Speaking to us however whether by phone or through our chat feature will help us to determine what injuries and other possible effects you might have suffered from the car accident. Most of our initial calls by phone take around 5 10 minutes. We can then more accurately estimate what car accident compensation you could be entitled to, and should you like us to take your car accident claim on (there s no obligation) we can then proceed further.
Car Accident Claims Calculator
Although the car accident claims calculator can guide you to how much compensation you can claim for a car accident injury, the figures should be taken as a guide only.
For an more accurate and detailed evaluation of your car accident claim please use the Live Chat feature, phone our solicitors on 0800 6524 881. or you can fill in the Call Back form on the page and we can call you back at a convenient time for you. Most phone calls take on average 5 – 10 minutes. It s free to call and there is no obligation to start a claim with us.
Average Compensation Claim Amounts
Below is a table that displays the average compensation amounts for various injury claims including car accident claims. The description acts as a guide to show how the different compensation amounts for various areas of the body that have been affected can vary depending on the severity of the injuries.
The wrist isn’t able to function because of the injury but the prognosis says the wrist will recover fully.
Why Choose Our Personal Injury Solicitors?
If you are planning on filing a car accident compensation claim, and you should, it is always a good idea to have a solicitor representing you for several reasons.
First and foremost, with a solicitor by your side, the car insurance company will not be so quick to tempt you with a dismal settlement in exchange for dismissing the case.
Many car insurance companies make their money off coercing accident victims into entering a quick settlement instead of dragging the case in court. While this may seem like a good offer at the time, the truth is, what they offer is likely to be far lower than what you are entitled to and what you will eventually get if you file an accident compensation claim.
The Law Society itself has a page here that explains why you should think twice about accepting the first offer you re made.
Another reason for hiring a personal injury solicitor is that they are experienced and will know exactly how to present your case and what factors to include in the presentation so that you get the highest compensation possible.
With decades of experience in personal injury claims such as car accidents and whiplash claims, our solicitors are experts in No Win No Fee claims. Besides our excellent reputation for our expertise we are a law firm that cares about our clients and provide a service that is second to none.
We provide any potential clients a free initial consultation where they will receive confidential legal advice about the injury claim that you would like to pursue, with absolutely no obligation to assign your claim to us.
Contact us today to start your car accident claim.