How much could you claim with an Accident Solicitor in Cotswold?
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault then you could be considering making a claim for compensation. If this is the case then you may be wondering how much compensation an Accident Solicitor in Cotswold could help you to secure.
Finite amounts will vary depending on a number of factors, and we look at each of these in turn below.
One of the first things that needs to be taken into consideration is the type of injuries you have sustained as a result of an accident. Generally speaking the more serious the injury, the more compensation you are likely to be awarded. This is because compensation is calculated based on the amount of pain and suffering you are likely to have endured.
For the most part compensation amounts are quite standard, which is why you can use our 30 second test to find out more about what you could be entitled to receive. However, there will be different things that affect your injury such as recovery time and the impact it has had on your life. Your Accident Solicitor in Cotswold will be able to discuss these impacts with you and will ensure that they are taken into consideration as your compensation award is negotiated.
It is also important to establish where liability for the accident lies, as this has a huge impact on the potential compensation awarded.
Generally speaking you can only make a claim if the accident which caused your injuries was someone else’s fault. However, a skilled Accident Solicitor in Cotswold will be able to help you make a claim even if you were partly responsible for the accident, or the injuries that you sustained. All this means is that the amount of compensation you are likely to receive will be reduced to acknowledge the fact you had some responsibility.
For example, if you were hit by a vehicle then the driver is likely to be responsible for the accident. If you were not crossing at a safe part of the road, perhaps on a bend and were not wearing reflective clothing, then you may be regarded as having contributed to the accident occurring.
Find out more
The best way to find out how much compensation you are likely to receive, and how an Accident Solicitor in Cotswold can help you to obtain this compensation is to contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
Our helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached on 0800 069 0500. You can also call us now on 0333 500 0993 if you want to call from a mobile.
Date Published: 11th October 2014
Author: David Brown