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What is the average compensation for a car accident?

Being injured in a car accident is no laughing matter and every year in the UK, thousands of people suffer injuries after a road traffic accident. Even if you’re the most cautious driver in the world, you could still be injured by a less careful driver, and if somebody else is responsible for your accident then you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim, provided your accident happened in the last three years.

What is the average compensation for a car accident?

There really is no such thing as an average award when it comes to a car accident, or any type of accident for that matter. The types of injuries suffered in car accidents can vary greatly in their severity and every single accident claim is different.

How have you been injured?

There are some types of car accident injuries that are more common than others, like whiplash, broken bones and back injuries, for example. Then there are the rare but extremely serious injuries like crush injuries leading to amputations, brain injuries and spinal injuries. Obviously, the amount of compensation you’ll get will vary greatly depending on the severity of your injuries and how long it takes you to recover from them. This is why there is no real answer to the question, “What is the average compensation for a car accident?” There isn’t an average as every claim is unique and even if you have sustained the same type of injury as somebody else, there could still be other factors which apply and affect your personal injury settlement.

What about online articles which say otherwise?

Relying on information you read online isn’t always a great idea, particularly when the advice is not being offered by a reputable personal injury firm like Accident Advice Helpline. A quick search to find out what the average compensation for a car accident is will bring up tables and information claiming to show you average awards, but this isn’t always accurate, up to date or true. As well as looking at the severity of your injuries, an experienced lawyer will also take into account special damages like loss of earnings or expenses incurred as a result of your accident, and the impact your injuries have had on your quality of life.

Is there a way to find out how much compensation I could get?

Whilst there may be no such thing as average compensation for a car accident, you could find out how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test™ right now. Just answer a few quick questions and you’ll get an idea of what you could claim, then give us a call on 0800 689 5659 and we’ll be able to answer any questions you have about the claims process. We have been helping members of the public to claim compensation since 2000 and during that time we have enjoyed excellent rates of success. Our lawyers work on a no win no fee basis too, so there are no upfront fees to worry about.