What Is A Car Accident Claim?
Working with our car accident claims specialists can take all of the stress out of making a personal injury claim following a car accident. Many insurance companies take advantage of people who have been injured by making unreasonably low offers of compensation. Our dedicated team are able to give you the expert advice you need to know that the compensation amount you have been offered is both fair and reasonable.
Common Car Accidents
We understand that car accidents can be very stressful, and the period afterwards can be even worse. Not only are you likely to be in significant physical pain, but you may also have financial concerns and difficulties if you have to take time off from work to allow you to heal properly. Our team want to help you get the compensation you need to help you get your life back on track.
You might wonder whether it is worth making a car accident compensation claim, worrying that it might just be adding another source of stress while you are still struggling to deal with the consequences of your car accident. Our personal injury claims solicitors are highly experienced in helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve. We aim to take all of the worry out of your car accident claim.
If you have suffered a car accident and would like more information about whether you are able to make a compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin the process of making your claim, call us or claim online today. We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our dedicated team are here to help.
Personal Injury Compensation Claims For Your Car Accident
Making a personal injury compensation claim following your car accident can seem daunting, and many of our clients are worried that they might struggle with the paperwork or that it will be very time-consuming. Our specialist personal injury solicitors want to take the stress and worry out of making a car accident compensation claim. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, meaning that you can always get in touch with us if you need us. Whether you prefer to call us or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing, we are here to help.
Our experienced personal injury solicitors will take the time to listen carefully when you explain what has happened to you. We know that your situation is unique, and we want to make sure that we understand the circumstances surrounding your car accident, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. This means that we are able to give you the personalised care and legal advice that you deserve.
Our personal injury specialists are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork and admin required for your claim. We understand that our clients don’t want to spend their time completing endless forms and legal documents. We keep your workload to an absolute minimum and can even arrange home visits to help you through the small amount of paperwork that will need your personal signature.
If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Call now or claim online to see how easy it can be.
How Much Compensation Is Awarded For Car Accidents?
The amount of compensation you are likely to receive for your car accident might seem like an easy question to answer, but all compensation payments are specific to your personal situation, so the only way to get an accurate assessment is to discuss your car accident with our highly-trained legal professionals. There are some common aspects across all compensation claims, however.
Compensation claims can best be thought of in two parts. The first is there to make up for the pain and suffering you have endured, at least as far as this is possible. This follows national guidelines set down by the Judicial College. Under this framework, each injury has a range of compensation and payments for that injury are expected to fall somewhere within that range. The range can be very broad, however, to account for the vast individual differences in each injury.
The other part of the compensation claim is based on the ways in which your car accident has impacted your life. This part of the compensation claim for your car accident is there to help you get your life back as close as possible to the way it would have been if your car accident had not happened, so it is important to ensure that you claim for every cost and expense you have incurred as a result of your car accident. This could be additional medical support that is difficult to obtain on the NHS, such as physiotherapy, or even making modifications to your home if necessary. If you need to take time off from work in order to recover from your car accident, your loss of earnings would be included in this aspect of the compensation.
With our team of dedicated car accident claims specialists, you will have the expert advice you need to ensure that you are claiming for all of the expenses that you are entitled to. This will ensure that you have the money you need to support you and your recovery.
Will My Car Accident Compensation Claim Take Long?
Car accident compensation claims can take very different amounts of time to complete, which reflects the unique nature of each case. We appreciate that you shouldn’t have to wait for the compensation you deserve, so we work tirelessly to ensure that you get the payment you need to put your car accident behind you as quickly as possible.
Cases that are resolved quickly tend to take only a few weeks or months. Cases that are resolved quickly are usually very straightforward, where the other person accepts liability and where they are also keen to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. Claims for less serious injuries also tend to be resolved more quickly, as the payments are smaller and it is less worth the effort of insurance companies fighting over every penny.
If you are unlucky enough to have a very complicated case, for example if multiple people were to blame for what happened, or if your accident resulted in very serious injuries and there are complex negotiations as to the amount of compensation that is appropriate, your case can take significantly longer to be resolved. Cases that have to go to court are the longest compensation cases.
Is No Win No Fee Available For A Car Accident Compensation Claim?
Because we know that the period following a car accident can be financially very difficult, we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients. This means that you won’t need to find the money to pay for legal fees to start your car accident compensation claim.
When you instruct us as your solicitors on a no win no fee basis, we are able to act on your behalf, without you needing to pay anything at all until you receive the compensation you are entitled to. If we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe us anything. This means that you are able to seek the compensation you need without worrying that you will be financially worse off as a result.
For a very few clients, we may be unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unfortunate event that your car accident falls into this category, we will inform you of this straight away and will discuss possible alternative funding options to give you a cost-effective way to get the help you need to get the compensation you deserve.
If you are thinking of making a car accident compensation claim, call now or claim online and let us help you to get the compensation you deserve for your car accident.
Will I Be Left With Large Bills For My Car Accident If I Lose?
We will never ask you to pay anything for our services if we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve. The most important part of making a no win no fee car accident compensation claim is that it must be risk free. This means that you can seek justice for your accident or injury without worrying that you will be left in a worse situation as a result. We believe that this is important to ensure that everyone has equal access to the legal support they need.
Is There A Deadline For Me Making A Car Accident Compensation Claim?
There is a deadline of two years to make a persona injury compensation claim. This is almost always measured from the date at which your accident or injury took place, but in some exceptional cases it can be from the date at which you realized that you had sustained an injury, if this was later. In general, it is better not to get too close to the deadline, as this leaves reduced time to negotiate. The best plan is to contact our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible.
In a few instances, you might want to consider waiting before making your car accident compensation claim. This allows you to be sure of the full extent of your injuries before you begin your claim and gives you a better idea of how long it is going to take you to heal. It is still vital that you talk with our personal injury specialists as soon as possible, however, as we will still be able to give you the expert legal advice you need to give you the best chance of getting the full compensation you deserve.
What Is The Process For Making A Car Accident Compensation Claim?
Making a car accident personal injury compensation claim follows a simple procedure.
Before making a car accident compensation claim, it can be important to get some legal advice and help. Our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day to make sure that you can access the support you need. Call us or claim online to give yourself the best possible chance of getting the compensation you need.
We will write to the person to blame for your car accident on your behalf. We inform them that you are making a compensation claim for your injuries and that you hold them responsible. We give them a deadline by which they need to either accept that this is true, or provide an explanation as to why they disagree.
If the respondent denies liability, we will need to gather and present evidence to them, demonstrating that they were at fault for your accident. This evidence can take many different forms. It might be pictures of the location where your accident took place, videos of the accident happening if these are available or statements from people who were there when your accident happened who can explain the exact situation. More technical legal and medical arguments may also be relevant. Almost all employers will accept liability, once presented with the evidence that we gather.
When liability has been agreed, we are then able to begin negotiations to agree the compensation amount that you will agree. The other side will often put forward a ‘lowball’ offer, which is far less than you are entitled to, in the hope that you will either accept it, or that you will reduce your expectations of the amount you are likely to accept. Our years of experience mean that we are able to identify these kinds of techniques and make sure that you don’t fall for them. Although we will offer you guidance, we will always follow your lead. We will notify you of every offer that is made (even those we think you should reject) and the final decision over whether to accept or reject any offer will always be yours.
In almost all cases, it is possible to reach an agreement to settle your case. This is especially true for accidents at work, as it is not in the interests of the insurance company to force your personal injury compensation case to court. If it is not possible to agree liability or to find a compensation amount that both sides find air, it may be necessary to ask a judge to decide how much compensation you deserve.
How Do I Begin My Car Accident Compensation Claim?
The idea of making a car accident compensation claim can seem overwhelming, especially if the period after your car accident is stressful and difficult. Our team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help, making sure that you are confident in your decision to begin your claim.
If you are considering making a compensation claim for your car accident, the most important first step is to call us to get expert advice from our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available, free, 24 hours a day. If you prefer, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that you specify at no charge. Contacting our car accident claims specialists allows you to begin your compensation claim with the best possible advice and help.
When you call us, we will make sure that we understand the full details of your claim. We will need to know what happened, who you believe was to blame, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. Once we know all of this, we are able to talk through the claims process with you, giving you the personalised advice and care that we know you deserve.
How Do I Know Whether I Am Entitled To Compensation After My Car Accident?
Many people who have suffered a car accident, just like you, are not sure whether they are entitled to claim for compensation. Making a car accident compensation claim is easy, and if the following requirements are fulfilled, you are entitled to compensation for what has happened to you.
This may seem self-evident, but you are only able to make a car accident compensation claim if you have experienced a car accident and were injured as a result. Your injury can be either physical or psychological, but you cannot claim for injuries that you could have suffered, had your car accident been slightly more severe. You also cannot claim for a near miss. We understand that narrowly avoiding injury can be alarming, but you can only claim compensation for injuries that you have actually suffered.
The second thing that is required for you to make a compensation claim is that there must be someone else who was at fault in your car accident. They do not have to have caused it directly, but they must have been in some way responsible for keeping you safe. If your accident or injury occurred at work, this can be very easy to demonstrate, as your employer has a legal obligation t consider your health and safety and to take all appropriate steps to protect you.
The other person must also have been able to foresee or anticipate what has happened to you. This doesn’t mean that they must have actually known that it would happen, but that they could have considered it, if they had put sufficient thought and care into health and safety concerns.
Finally, you should consider whether any safety measures they put in place to protect you were sufficient. If no steps were taken to keep you safe, or to minimise the severity of any injuries you might sustain, you are very likely to be able to make a compelling compensation claim. Even if some measures were taken, you are still able to claim if these were inadequate.
If you have experienced a car accident that wasn’t your fault, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our expert team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day, so call us or claim online today. We can even call you back at a time that suits, you to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What Can You Do In The Period Immediately After Your Car Accident?
The most important thing after any car accident is to make sure that you are safe from any further harm and that you have access to the medical assistance you need. Only once you have made sure that this is sorted should you consider taking a few simple steps to help support your claim, if you feel that you are able to do so.
The most important thing that you need to support your car accident compensation claim is a clear understanding of what happened, before, during and immediately after your car accident. In order to make sure that you don’t forget any of the little details which might be relevant at a later date, it is often helpful to make sure that you have a written record of the events surrounding your car accident. This should include any details that you can remember, even if you don’t think that they are important.
If there were witnesses to your car accident, it is also extremely useful if you make sure that you have their names and contact details. You are welcome to ask them to write down everything they can remember about the circumstances surrounding your car accident, but this is not essential as our dedicated team can easily do this for you if we are able to locate your witnesses.
Videos and photographs of the area in which your car accident took place can also be helpful, especially if they show any details which might have made your car accident more likely or which led to your injuries being more serious than they should have been. Only take photographs and videos if you can do so legally and safely. If you are unsure, we are more than happy to organise this for you.
All of these pieces of supporting evidence can help your case, but we know that there are many situations in which you may not be in a position to provide any of these. Our car accident compensation claims specialists are here to help, and this includes gathering the evidence needed to support your claim. The most important step you can take to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve is to call us or claim online. We are here 24/7 to make sure that you have the help you need when making your car accident compensation claim.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me Following My Car Accident?
We want to take as much of the stress out of the period following your car accident as we can. This is why we have our lines open 24/7. You can call us at any time or claim online and we will arrange a call back for you at a time to suit you. This means that you know that you have access to expert legal advice, whenever you need it.
Our dedicated team are also trained to take the time to really listen to you, making sure that we understand the details of what has happened to you. This includes the circumstances surrounding your car accident, including who you believe was at fault, just how severe your injuries are and the ways in which these have impacted your normal life. This allows us to give you the personalised service we believe you deserve.
Our team work hard to ensure that you don’t have to deal with lots of time-consuming paperwork. When we are acting as your no win no fee claims solicitors, we are able to complete the vast majority of the paperwork ourselves on your behalf. For the few items that will require your direct signature, we can arrange home visits to help you complete the paperwork, if that would be of assistance for you.
If you have suffered a car accident and are considering making a claim, call us today and find out just how easy it can be.
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