An injury caused by someone else’s wrongdoing can be more than an inconvenience; it can change your life. If you have been injured due to someone else’s actions, you do not have to face the consequences alone. We can help.
Specialist personal injury solicitor in West Dunbartonshire
At Accident Advice Helpline, our personal injury solicitor in West Dunbartonshire have a vast experience of representing people who have suffered injuries similar to your own, and they will be able to assist you in claiming the compensation you need to put yourself back on your feet.
Personal injury compensation
When you make a claim through us, we will fight for two main compensation awards: general damages, which will compensate you for your injury, and special damages, which will compensate you for your financial losses.
- General damages compensation
Your general damages compensation settlement will reflect the pain and suffering caused by your injury and the impact your injury has had on your enjoyment of life. We realise that no monetary award can compensate you for your pain and suffering and as such, we will not be able to value this aspect of your claim by a process of calculation. However, we will be able to call upon the guidelines issued to us by the courts to determine a suitable settlement amount.
- Special damages compensation
Your special damages compensation settlement will reflect the financial losses you have incurred as a result of your injury. These losses may include relatively modest expenses, such as the cost of replacing clothing damaged at the time of your accident, or more substantial losses, such as earnings lost as a result of long periods off work.
If you have suffered a serious injury, you may also be eligible for compensation for your future financial losses. The traditional approach adopted by the courts when calculating a claim for your future losses is to assess the lump sum of money you are likely to lose in the future and then multiply this amount by the number of years you are likely to suffer the effects of your injury.