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    Car Accident Claims in Derbyshire Dales


    Catastrophic injury car accident claims in Derbyshire Dales – what you need to know

    If you have been involved in a serious accident, you may have serious injuries to show for it.

    These kinds of injuries can have a debilitating, life-long impact on the victim, and also have a significant affect on his or her loved ones. If you have been involved in a collision at high speed or one that involved numerous vehicles, you may have succumbed to what are termed severed or “catastrophic” injuries. If the accident was not your fault, you could be able to claim financial compensation with help from Accident Advice Helpline.

    What constitutes a catastrophic injury?

    A catastrophic injury is one that has a life-long impact, and one that causes significant stress to the victims loved ones.

    When someone suffers a catastrophic injury, they may be relegated to requiring round the clock care, or to life requiring assistance with breathing, feeding or movement. This can place substantial strain on the loved ones that are forced to provide this care, be it emotional or financial. Catastrophic injuries normally affect the brain or spinal cord, and they can often occur as a result of a serious car accident.

    How do I know if I can make a claim?

    To make a catastrophic personal injury claim for yourself or a loved one, the circumstances surrounding the collision must meet certain criteria.

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    Firstly, the negligence of another driver must have caused the accident to occur. This means that you as a driver or passenger must not have been at fault for the accident. If another caused the accident through speeding or reckless/aggressive driving, for example, they could be held responsible for their actions with a claim. The accident must also have taken place within the past three years in order for you to make a claim.

    How much do catastrophic injury car accident claims in Derbyshire Dales normally amount to?

    The amount awarded in these types of cases tends to be incredibly high, owing to the substantial costs that can arise as a result of such an injury, and the detrimental impact it can have on the sufferer’s quality of life.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that discussing these accidents can be painful, which is why we have a team of compassionate claims advisers standing by to answer your call over the phone. We will provide confidential, expert support, giving you the answers to your questions with no obligation to proceed.

    We will provide an honest quote, enabling you to see how much you could receive, and if you want to move ahead with a claim, we will put you in touch with an in-house lawyer that specialises in serious car accident claims in Derbyshire Dales. To find out more, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.

    Date Published: 28th November 2014

    Author: David Brown

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