Whilst you are entering the details of your auto accident into the auto accident claims calculator on Accident Advice Helpline’s website you are probably thinking back over your auto accident and about how it happened. For some people, the accident was some time ago and they have only just decided to make a claim. That is fine because there is up to three years to make personal injury compensation claims. However, it is a good idea to write down everything that you remember as soon as you decide to make a claim and to contact a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline.
Many people start by using our 30-second online test as your auto accident claims calculator. Below is a description of how the process works.
Auto accident claims calculator – accident details
You will only need some very simple details of the accident to begin with. This is because the highly trained professional advisers at Accident Advice Helpline will talk you through it and because it is designed to only take 30 seconds. You will get an idea of whether your auto accident claim is likely to be successful and of how much compensation you could get.
Auto accident claims calculator – further accident details
Once you have decided to go ahead with the claim, you will be allocated an Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer selected from our inhouse team. They will handle the claim for you and may need further details of the accident such as:
- The location of the accident and who was in the car
- Number of vehicles involved
- Weather and road conditions
- Who was at fault
Auto accident claims calculator – injury details
Having entered some very simple details of your injury the calculator you will be able to give some further details to your personal injury lawyer. You will probably do this by completing a form and by giving details over the telephone as most cases are handled this way. It is unlikely that the case will actually get to court. Some injury details often include:
- Immediate pain/discomfort
- Ambulances at the scene
- Treatment in Accident and Emergency
- Recovery period (or if on-going)
- Any psychological symptoms such as anxiety
Auto accident claims calculator – money details
Firstly, this process will not involve you having to pay out any expensive up front legal costs. This is because your legal advice will be accessed via the no-win, no-fee system. You will need to provide details of any money that you have lost as a result of your injuries. This can be provided in the form of wage slips (if you have lost wages) or as receipts (if you have had to pay out extra expenses). Your compensation may cover this and will be paid for the injury itself. The exact amount of compensation that you will be paid cannot be guaranteed until the end of your claim. This is because every claim is different.
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Date Published: 25th February 2013