Getting financial help after a car accident
If you have been involved in a Calderdale car accident, then there are bound to be a lot of expenses. The first is to repair your vehicle, plus any personal property which was damaged as a result of your Calderdale car accident; and another expense is medical bills and treatments for which you may have to pay following any injuries you’ve sustained.
Most of your medical expenses will be covered by the NHS, but you may want to pay for private treatment or have to pay for certain treatments which are not available on the NHS. While you are recovering from your Calderdale car accident, you may not be able to work, so you will also need to find money to keep you afloat during this time.
Use your insurance
Both car and health insurance are there to help you in situations like this. If the accident you had was your fault, then you will have to pay out on your insurance for the damage to the other car anyway, so you might as well use it for the damage to your own vehicle as well. Similarly, you should check with the provider of your health insurance whether your accident entitles you to make a claim.
Make a compensation claim for a Calderdale car accident
A compensation claim can help you to pay for medical expenses and damage to your personal property, and provide you with money to keep you afloat after your Calderdale car accident. It is easy to make a compensation claim, as long as you can prove that your accident was not your fault and you have a good personal injury lawyer on your side.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to our friendly, helpful team about your accident, who will be able to pass you over to experienced personal injury lawyers who work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your lawyers will also work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
See what benefits you can get
If your doctor has signed you off work due to your injuries, then you are automatically entitled to Employment and Support Allowance, which will keep you afloat while you cannot work. This in turn entitles you to other benefits, such as Housing and Council Tax Benefit, so it is worth checking with your local council what you can claim.
Ask friends and family
If you are desperate for some extra cash, it is always worth seeing if friends or family are willing to lend you money for the short term, just until you are able to get back to work. Often, loved ones are happy to do this, and will not add on the expensive interest that loans companies would.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown