You may think that because car accident cases are so common they are not treated as very important by personal injury law firms. This is not true at all! Accident Advice Helpline prides itself on treating all car accident cases with the highest levels of care and attention and on making sure that the clients get the best possible service during their personal injury claim.
Not all car accident cases are the same!
In fact, no two car accident cases are the same. The personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline will first face the challenge of proving that someone else was responsible for the car accident in which you were injured. This task is different in all car accident cases. In some car accident cases it is very straightforward whereas in other car accident cases it can be more difficult. You can help your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer by collecting as much information as you possibly can at the scene – things like witness contact details and photographs.
The next stage is to negotiate a sum of money in compensation. The compensation in car accident cases comprises two elements:
- The first element is for the injury itself – the compensation process can cover any injury that you had to seek medical attention for. This could be a physical injury such as whiplash or a psychological injury such as symptoms of anxiety or depression. Some claims are for several injuries and a combination of physical and psychological injuries. In general terms – the more serious injuries get the higher levels of compensation.
- The second element of the claim is for the money that you have lost because you have been injured. It is not enough to simply guess this and then claim for it because you will have to provide evidence of what you have lost. Think about things like loss of wages – you could prove this by showing wage slips from before and after the accident. Think about child care – you could show this with receipts and invoices. You may also have receipts and invoices for personal care or household help that you have had to buy in.
Processing car accident claims
This will largely be carried out by your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer. You will just have to provide them with the information that they ask for. You will also probably have to attend one medical assessment appointment with a local medical expert. They will prepare a medical assessment report about your injuries which will also be used as evidence in your case. Your lawyer will complete as much of the paperwork as they can on your behalf so that you can concentrate on your recovery.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry
Category: Car accident claims