Few of us can imagine what it might feel like to be caught up in a road accident. This could refer to driving our car and being hit by another driver, or crossing a road as a pedestrian and being hit by a driver speeding towards us who doesn’t stop.
In cases like this we might rightly consider whether road accident injury compensation could be payable. It won’t be the first thing on your mind if you are caught up in an accident, but it might occur to you later on. In reality it doesn’t matter how severe (or not) your injuries are; it only matters that someone else was to blame for them.
How can you be sure you are entitled to claim compensation?
Road accident injury compensation is calculated according to a variety of factors. For example the most important thing will be proving that someone else caused the accident to occur. Once this is established it will be necessary to look at the injuries caused and the severity of them.
Some injuries may be quick to recover from – others, not so much. You may lose money because you have to stay off work to recover from your injuries too. If you are self-employed you won’t receive sick pay as many employed people would. The effect the accident has on your life through the injuries you suffer will be of great interest when you are working out how to assess the likely compensation you might be given.
Taking advice from an expert
Very few of us have the need to contact a lawyer unless something happens in our lives to warrant it. Being involved in a car accident would definitely qualify as one of these occasions. Initially you will simply want to know the extent of your injuries and to get appropriate medical treatment to ensure you recover as quickly as possible. However you may also suffer from mental and psychological injuries as a result of being hurt in this way.
Whatever the extent of your injuries may have been, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline if those injuries occurred within the last three years. If you can do this you will have a chance to get no-obligation advice that may potentially lead to a compensation claim. Why not call 0800 689 0500 now to find out whether this is true?
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead