How do I know if I am entitled to make an auto accident compensation claim?
If you have experienced pain, injury and suffering after an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make an auto accident compensation claim. Auto accidents can affect everything from the work you do to the way you choose to spend your free time and as such, it is important to know what sort of financial support you may be able to claim to help you through the rough patches.
What should my first steps be?
You claim will be processed much quicker if you are able to provide your lawyers with as much evidence as possible. Collect information pertaining to doctors’ visits and reports, insurance documentation and photographs. Once you have as much information as possible, you will be in a much better position to succeed in your claim and get the compensation to which you are entitled.
How much could I claim?
Auto accident compensation depends on the type of injury, where on your body the injury was suffered and the effect that it has had on your life. For example, if you work as a self-employed typist and you lost the use of your hands for a few weeks, you may be able to make a claim for the earnings that you lost as a result of someone else’s negligence.
You may also be able to claim back your medical expenses, travel costs and other more specific costs such as insurance excess on a holiday you were not able to enjoy. Typical claims for limb injuries range from £3,000 to £15,000 and figures could be higher for vision or hearing loss. It is important to remember that no figures can actually be guaranteed in advance because of the complexity of the legal claims themselves but figures within these ranges are common.
How do I make an auto accident compensation claim?
Figures will vary depending on the case and the lawyers that you use. Make sure that you instruct lawyers who are specialist personal injury lawyers and ensure that they are accredited by a respected body. One such law firm is Accident Advice Helpline. Their experienced lawyers will be able to offer you advice and assistance with every part of your claim. Advice is available online through their website, where you can also use their 30 Second Calculator to determine a figure for your claim, or you can speak to someone on the telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 30th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell
Category: Personal injury claims