Have you been involved in a road traffic accident?
Most of us take our daily commutes for granted. Nothing unusual happens and usually the worst thing we can expect is that we may get stuck behind a learner driving painfully slowly, or we manage to catch all the red lights. However, for those who are less fortunate they may find that they are involved in a serious, and potentially life changing accident. If such an accident happens to you, and it was not your fault, then you could be able to make accident and injury claims in Suffolk Coastal.
What are accident and injury claims in Suffolk Coastal?
Ultimately if you decide to make a claim this will be designed to secure compensation for the injuries that you have received as a result of an accident that you did not cause. However, you do not just receive compensation for the injuries themselves.
When you are injured you are likely to experience a variety of different set backs as a result of such injuries. This could be having to take time off from work which in turn could result in financial losses. You may find that, even temporarily, you have to give up a hobby – perhaps ice skating or horse riding. You may struggle to cope with general chores such as shopping, cleaning or even taking the children to school.
Not all of these things have a monetary value – how do you put a price on not being able to pick your child up because your back hurts too much? However, the compensation is designed to simply reflect that you have been affected, not to deny that such inconveniences happened.
How is compensation calculated?
Compensation is calculated in a number of ways. Firstly we will look at the extent of your injuries. You can take our 30 second test to find out how much you could be entitled to receive for standard injuries such as a broken leg or a head injury.
We will then look at how these have affected you and what the longer term implications for your health might be.
To discuss further how much you could be entitled to receive as a result of your claim please contact us at Accident Advice Helpline today. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to a member of our team. We will be able to provide you with no obligation advice to help you decide if you want to move forward with your claim.
Date Published: 8th May 2015
Author: David Brown