Car injury claims in Livingston for personal in jury compensation can be raised using the no-win, no-fee* online service that we here at Accident Advice Helpline provide, as long as: (a) the fault or blame for the accident is that of a third party; and (b), the incident happened within the past 3 years. If both criteria can be met, then you have a legitimate claim to be made.
Child road traffic accident injury statistics
One of the most difficult injuries to deal with is when a child is hurt. Emotions run high and a parent’s protective instincts come into play. The total injury rate for children hurt in RTAs is thankfully dropping, but it’s still far too high. Last year, (2013), the number dropped from the year before by 13%, down to 15,756. The number of fatalities also fell. In 2013, 48 children were tragically killed. The number for the previous year (2012) was 61. The reduction in fatalities reversed the increase seen the year before that in 2011.
The statute of limitations for minors (under the age of 18)
With most personal injury cases, the statute of limitations is 3 years. With injuries to children however, although the period is still 3 years, the 3 years doesn’t start ticking down until the child’s 18th birthday. This is to cover instances whereby for some reason the parents don’t process a claim for a child’s injury, but when that child reaches the legal age of 18, they as an adult, still have the option to do so if they see fit.
The size of compensation awards
Depending on the nature and severity of the injury, claims can fetch substantial amounts of compensation. The fracture of a finger for example can fetch up to £2,000; more if there are complications.
Working out how much car injury claims in Livingston could be worth
You can find out how much car injury claims in Livingston might be worth in terms of personal injury compensation very easily. Simply use the calculator that you’ll find here on our website to give you an estimate. The figures it uses are drawn from the compensation amounts as per the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. All it will take is approximately 30 seconds of your time.
Esther Rantzen recommends Accident Advice Helpline’s no-win, no-fee* services
All of the compensation claims that we here at Accident Advice Helpline handle are processed on a no-win, no-fee* basis. In other words, if you claim fails for any reason, you won’t have to pay our solicitors’ fee. It’s a system that people’s consumer champion, Esther Rantzen unreservedly recommends.
Making the claim process as easy as possible
At Accident Advice Helpline, we believe in making things as easy as possible for our clients. We’ve extended that philosophy towards getting help too. We provide a free helpline. You can access this by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline. If using a mobile, dial 0333 500 0993.