Every day, thousands of people sustain injuries in car accidents across the UK. Some of those drivers will be responsible for the accidents that have left them injured; in other cases another driver caused the accident and it could be possible to make a claim for compensation. Injuries sustained in car crashes can range from minor injuries such as concussion or whiplash to serious, life-changing injuries like head and brain injuries.
How do car accident claims work?
The first step is to ascertain who is at fault – the police will attend accidents involving injuries and determine who is to blame. If it’s not you, and you’re injured, you could make a claim for compensation.
What happens next?
If you’re eligible to make a claim, you’ll find that a personal injury lawyer can give you helpful advice on how car accident claims work. Your claim will normally be against the insurer of the driver who caused your accident, and they will pay out if your claim is successful. What happens if the driver is uninsured? In cases like these, things can be a little trickier, but the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) can often help with claims against uninsured drivers. The majority of car accident claims for minor injuries are fairly simple and most can be settled out of court by calling Accident Advice Helpline to get the ball rolling on your claim. If your claim is more complex or if the other driver denies liability, you may need to go to court to get the compensation you are entitled to.
Can you get compensation for financial losses?
You’ll be able to claim for damage to your vehicle through your insurance company, but what about other financial losses? You could be entitled to compensation for loss of earnings, for example if you have taken time off work to recover after your accident. You could also receive compensation for the cost of medical treatment and/or travel to and from medical appointments. The amount you’ll get can vary and every claim is handled individually.
How much compensation could you get?
For a quick and easy way to find out how much you could be entitled to, you can take the 30-second test on our website. This will give you a ballpark figure for what you could expect to receive. The actual amount you’ll get as a settlement is carefully calculated taking into account factors like the severity of your injuries, their impact on your life and so on. To find out more about making a claim, why not call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile? You could be entitled to more than you realised, and it’s quick and easy to get in touch to find out if you have a viable claim after your accident. Our advisors are on hand offering no-obligation advice, so there is never any pressure to proceed with a claim if you change your mind at any time.
Date Published: September 27, 2017
Author: Rob Steen