Drink driving is an awful crime that injures and kills many innocent victims every year. At Christmas time, everyone is a little bit more aware that these stupid drivers might be on the roads, and avoid them at all costs if we see a car acting erratically. After all, we don’t want to become involved in car accident claims in Gresford.
But research shows that there are more drunk drivers on the roads in the summer months. Perhaps they have been to a barbecue or something similar. They have a few drinks with the food and think they will be okay to drive. This could not be further from the truth as excessive exposure to the sun may compound the effects of the alcohol.
If you are injured in an accident, the police will be called to the scene, and is there is any odour of alcohol or drugs, the will carry out breath tests. If the tests prove positive, the driver will be prosecuted, but that does not help the injured victim.
Helping the injured victim
If the victim of such an accident sustains serious injuries, they will need help to adjust their lifestyle to cope. Generally, they will receive help and support from their family and friends. But taking care of someone with injuries can be expensive, and to ease this burden, they should make car accident claims in Gresford for compensation.
Car accident claims in Gresford compensation
Compensation is split into two main areas, general compensation and special compensation.
General compensation is paid for:
- Your injuries
- How severe your injuries are
- How your injuries affect your life
- Your future prospects of recovery from the injuries
Special compensation is paid for:
- Any expenses that arise because of the accident. This could be medical expenses, travel costs, childcare, carers and anything else that is extra to your normal outlay.
- Any lost income because of time off work. This is not just for the time you have already lost, but also for the future if you are unable to return to your job.
Making car accident claims in Gresford
You should be able to make car accident claims any time that you are involved in an accident, as long as you can prove that the accident was the fault of the other driver. We at Accident Advice Helpline are there to help you to prove that you weren’t at fault for your accident, and can also provide you with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers, who will work with you and on your behalf to get your car accident claims in Gresford processed.
Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about making car accident claims and find out more about the claims process before you decide whether or not you want to make a claim of your own.