No one ever imagines they will be in a car accident. Whenever you go out in a car, whether as a passenger or as a driver, you would expect to get from A to B and back again without incident. But in reality, no matter how good your own driving skills are, you can never be completely sure of what anyone else will do.
Car crashes can be traumatic even when they occur at a very low speed. For example you might be rear-ended while sitting in a traffic jam. There would be little to no warning of this but you might still end up with whiplash and the emotional fallout of being in that situation as well. If you are in an accident that occurs at a greater speed, you might also experience multiple injuries, not to mention the upset and traumatic aftermath of what happened.
Who is entitled to claim car crash injury compensation?
The basic rule of thumb is this – if you are hurt in a car accident that was the result of another person’s negligence, you could have a strong case to argue for car crash injury compensation.
It doesn’t matter whether your injuries are serious or far milder in nature. The amount you might win will depend on your injuries and how serious they are of course, but even a case of mild whiplash will be entitled to be compensated for if you were the innocent party.
If you were the passenger in a car these rules would also apply. Indeed, if the driver of your vehicle was negligent and caused an accident, you might also have a case to make for car crash injury compensation. You never know how things might pan out.
The importance of getting professional advice
Whenever you are involved in a car accident and you are injured as a result, it is important to get medical assistance for your injuries. However it is just as important to get legal assistance so you can work out whether you could get some compensation at some point.
This is something Accident Advice Helpline could help out with. You can make a no win, no fee claim with our help if we feel you have a good case to bring before the courts. Call us on 0800 689 0500 so you can find out if you can claim.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead