What sort of auto accident injuries can I claim for?
If you have suffered auto accident injuries because of someone else’s actions, you may be considering claiming for compensation. Compensation is something that you are entitled to if you suffer an injury because of someone else’s behaviour reaching the legal level of negligence.
Are auto accident injuries any different from normal injuries?
When a lawyer considers a claim for compensation, he or she will try to find a way to put you back in the position that you were before the accident happened. Of course, this cannot fix broken limbs and it cannot erase memories, but it can help to lessen the financial impact and may make your injuries easier to deal with. In this way, auto accident injuries are no different from any other type of injury. There are, however, some things you might want to consider when making a claim for auto accident injuries:
- Injuries sustained during an auto accident may not have symptoms immediately. Some injuries like broken limbs are obvious immediately but there are other types of injuries that can be sustained in an impact that do not show up for a while. The rule that says that claims can only be made for injuries that were sustained in the past three years is flexible in the case of symptoms only showing up some time after the event happened.
- Auto injuries are often severe and as such, affect a larger proportion of one’s life. You do not solely have to claim for injuries. There are also medical expenses, travel costs, insurance excesses, auto repairs and other costs that can be claimed for.
- Specialist medical expenses are also more likely to be claimed for in the event of auto accidents because of the nature of the injuries sustained.
Who do I turn to?
Accident Advice Helpline is an accredited UK law firm that specialises in personal injury claims. You can find out information for yourself online and take advantage of their free tools, like the 30 Second Compensation Calculator, to find out how much you may be entitled to. If you would prefer to speak to someone on the phone, their friendly and helpful staff can guide you and are available 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. AAH’s experienced lawyers will help you through every step of your claim and make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 30th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell