Car Accident Claims
What Is A Car Accident Claim?
If you have been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to make a car accident compensation claim. Car accidents can lead to a wide variety of different injuries, ranging from mild whiplash or cuts and abrasions to far more serious injuries, such as concussions, paralysis or even the loss of a limb. No matter what your injuries, if your accident wasn’t your fault, you are able to make a compensation claim.
Common Car Accidents
A car accident is extremely stressful, both during the event itself and in the period that follows. Not only are you likely to be in significant pain as you recover, you may also face financial hardship if you need to take time off from work to allow you to heal. Our personal injury claims solicitors are specialists in getting you the compensation you need to give you the financial cushion to get you through this period.
Many of our clients worry that making a compensation claim for their car accident will be stressful, time-consuming or difficult. With our help, it doesn’t need to be any of these things. Our car accident claims specialists have years of experience helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve.
If you are considering making a car accident compensation claim, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
Personal Injury 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.
It only takes a short call to start the process of making your car accident claim. During this call, our expert team of personal injury solicitors will listen carefully to everything you tell us, making sure that we understand the full extent of your injuries, the causes of your accident and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This allows us to give you the kind of detailed and personalised advice we believe you deserve.
Our team of personal injury specialists are also here to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms associated with your car accident claim. Acting as your solicitors, we are able to fill out and submit almost everything without you having to worry about time-consuming admin. For those tasks that we do need your signature, we are even able to arrange a home visit, if you feel that this would make things easier.
Making a car accident compensation claim doesn’t have to be time-consuming or stressful. All you need to do is call our personal injury solicitors today and get the help you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Typical Compensation Amounts For Car Accident Claims
The amount of compensation received for different types of injuries varies hugely and is completely dependent on your specific car accident. This makes it incredibly difficult to answer the question of how much compensation you are likely to receive. This is why we recommend that you call us and discuss your case as soon as possible. There are some general principles behind the amount of compensation you receive, however.
The first aspect of our compensation is there to recognise and acknowledge the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your car accident. This is set nationally by the Judicial College and is governed by a set of guideline amounts that each type of injury is likely to receive in compensation. These amounts are usually ranges, and the ranges can be quite broad, to allow for the high degree of individual variation in your specific injuries. Our experienced team of car accident claims specialists are able to give you a much more accurate view of how much you are likely to receive for this part of your compensation claim.
In addition to this, you are also entitled to compensation for any financial costs, expenses or liabilities that you have incurred as a result of your car accident. This is designed to ensure that you are not left financially worse off as the result of a car accident that wasn’t your fault. This can include covering you for the loss of any earnings you could have expected during any period you have needed to be off work, or for the loss of potential future earnings, if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your former profession. You are also able to claim the expenses associated with any additional medical care or rehabilitation that might have been necessary and hard to access via the NHS. For those who have very serious injuries, you are entitled to payments to allow you modify your home or vehicle to help you to live as close to the life you had before as possible. In general, you are entitled to claim back any expenses that you have had that would not have occurred had your car accident not happened.
Working with our dedicated team of car accident claims specialists means that you can rest assured that your compensation claim includes all aspects of your financial losses as a result of your car accident and that you are making the most appropriate compensation claim for your personal circumstances.
Car Accident Compensation Claims - How Long Do They Take To Resolve?
Some car accident compensation claims can take much longer than others, based on the exact details of the case. We work tirelessly to ensure that your case is resolved as quickly as possible, to allow you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life.
Cases that progress quickly will tend to be resolved within just a few weeks. These are usually very straightforward claims for smaller amounts of money in which the other party is willing to accept liability. In these circumstances, there is often very little point in the other party arguing for too long over the exact amount of compensation due, as it is rarely worth their while. It is better all round for the matter to be resolved quickly and with as little difficulty as possible.
More complicated cases, where the other person disputes what has happened or where there are multiple different people who were to blame for your accident, can take significantly longer than this. If your personal injury compensation case has to go to court to be resolved, this can dramatically increase the time it takes to receive the compensation you deserve.
What If I Can’t Afford Legal Help With My Car Accident Claim?
We don’t believe that anyone should have to worry about how to afford the legal advice thy need to get the compensation they deserve. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
With a no win no fee agreement, we are able to work on your behalf, without you having to make any payments to begin. We will only receive our payment once you get the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to secure this for you, you won’t owe anything. Importantly, our fees are set at a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you can rest assured that you will always receive the vast majority of the money awarded.
Under some circumstances, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. If this is the case for your car accident, we will make sure that you know as soon as possible and we will suggest alternative funding options.
There is no reason to delay making your car accident compensation claim. If you have suffered a car accident that wasn’t your fault, call us or claim online today.
Will I Still Have To Pay Costs For My Car Accident If I Lose My Claim?
No. You will definitely not be asked to pay anything at all if we are unable to get you the car accident compensation payment you deserve. We offer our services on a no win no fee basis to ensure that everyone has access to support from our highly trained personal injury solicitors. Otherwise, only the very rich would be able to make these kinds of claims without worrying. We believe that you deserve justice for your accident or injury, and a no win no fee agreement is the fairest way for us to help you.
How Long Can I Delay Making A Car Accident Compensation Claim?
The deadline for making a car accident claim following an accident is two years from the date of the accident. Although this can be extended in very exceptional circumstances, almost all cases are resolved within this time limit and exceptions are very rare. If you are approaching this date, it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors without delay.
There are certain injuries or situations where there can be an advantage to waiting a little while before making your claim. This allows all of your symptoms to fully develop and means that you have a better idea of the full range of your injuries and how long you are taking to heal. It is still worth talking with our ekyword1 as soon as possible, however. This doesn’t start any formal process and it allows us the time to help you make the best decisions and to get you the compensation you deserve.
How Do Car Accident Compensation Claims Work?
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.
The first thing we, as your solicitors, need to do is notify the other person that you are making a car accident compensation claim against them. We ask them to accept that they were at fault and we give them a deadline by which they must respond.
If the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame in your accident, we will find and send evidence to support your claim. This might include photographs of the location in which your accident took place, a copy of the company’s accident book, witness statements and anything else that might be relevant. For workplace accidents in particular, it is very unusual for liability to be disputed for long.
Once the other person has agreed liability for your accident, we are able to negotiate with them to agree an amount of compensation that is acceptable to both sides. It is very common for the other party to make a ‘lowball offer’ initially. This is when they offer an amount of compensation that is very much lower than you are entitled to, in the hope that you will accept it, or to adjust your expectations I the hope that you will accept a slightly higher offer than that. We will offer you our expert advice as to whether the offer being made is fair or not, but the final decision as to whether to accept or reject an offer will always be down to you.
Almost all of the personal injury compensation claims we deal with are resolved without needing to go to court. This is because most people are willing to accept liability, once they have been presented with the relevant evidence. It is also usually possible to agree on a compensation amount that seems fair to both sides. If these things are not possible, however, you may need to go to court and ask a judge to decide. In the unlikely event that you are in this position, don’t worry. We will support you throughout, and help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Starting A Car Accident Compensation Claim
The thought of making a car accident compensation claim can be daunting for many. It is an unfamiliar process and it can seem as if there are many hurdles to overcome. Our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. We have years of experience helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve.
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.
In order to give you the best possible advice, we will need to understand the full details of your car accident. It is important that we know the circumstances surrounding your car accident, who you believe was responsible for it, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your life has been affected by what has happened to you. Once we understand all of this, we are able to give you the accurate, personalised advice that you deserve.
What Do I Need To Know To Make A Car Accident Claim?
claim compensation. In most cases, you will be able to make a claim, but there are a few conditions that must be met.
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 next thing to consider when trying to work out whether you are able to make a car accident compensation claim is who was to blame for what happened to you. In order to make a claim, there must have been someone at fault. They do not need to have been the immediate cause of what happened, but they do need to have been responsible for your welfare in some way. If your accident occurred at work, this can be very easy to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care, meaning that they have a legal obligation to ensure that you are safe.
The person or organisation at fault in your car accident claim must have been able to anticipate, at least to some degree, what happened to you. They do not need to have actually predicted it, but it should have been something that was sufficiently plausible that a reasonable person in the same position could have anticipated it.
Finally, they must not have taken sufficient measures to protect you. This could be in terms of putting in measures to avoid your car accident, or in terms of making sure that the consequences are as mild as possible.
If you were the victim of a car accident that wasn’t your fault, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call our expert team of car accident specialists or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What Should I Do Following A Car Accident?
The most important thing to do after your car accident is to make sure that you are safe from further harm or injury and that you are getting the first aid or medical assistance you require. Once you have made sure that this is the case, there are some steps that you can take, if you feel that this is possible for you, which can help to provide additional evidence to support your car accident compensation claim.
One of the simplest things that you can do to support your car accident compensation claim is to write down everything you remember about your car accident. This includes the period leading up to the car accident, anything that you believe may have contributed to your car accident and the aftermath, as well as the event itself. Writing it down as soon as possible after your car accident means that you can be sure that you won’t forget any relevant details and that your account will be as complete as possible.
It can also be worth making sure that you have a note of the names and contact details of anyone who might have witnessed your car accident. If there is anyone who can support your description as to what happened, or who can back up your assertion as to who was to blame, this can be an advantage when it comes to making your compensation claim.
Photographs or videos of the location in which your car accident occurred can also be very useful, especially if they show anything that you believe made your car accident more likely. Ideally, these would have a time and location stamp embedded in the data (so taking them using your phone can help), but this is not essential.
Whilst these things can help with your car accident compensation claim, they are not essential and you should not pressure yourself to do them if you do not feel able following your car accident. The most important step, however, is to call us or claim online today. This simple task will get you access to expert legal advice and provide you with the support you need, throughout your car accident compensation claim.
How Personal Injury Solicitors Can Help With Your Car Accident Claim
We are here to help eliminate the stress involved in making a car accident compensation claim. The most important thing is that we are available to you, 24 hours per day. This means that you can always access the legal help that you need. If you have a question about your car accident compensation claim, or if you are considering starting a claim, call us or claim online and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
Our highly trained teams take the time to listen to what has happened to you and ensure that we fully understand the details of your car accident. Over the course of a short conversation, we will ask about the circumstances surrounding your car accident (including who you believe was to blame), the exact nature of your injuries and also the ways in which has impacted your life. This means that we can give you accurate, personalised advice from car accident claims specialists.
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.
We are here to take the stress out of your car accident claim, allowing you to dedicate that time and energy to your recovery.
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