If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, there are some things you might find useful to know before you start your compensation claim in Wester Ross.
Anyone can make a compensation claim in Wester Ross
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, you will be able to make a compensation claim in Wester Ross if you have been injured and the accident was not your fault. It does not matter if you were the driver of one of the vehicles, a passenger in a friend or family member’s car, a paying customer in a taxi, bus or coach, or travelling to work as a passenger in a company vehicle (or driving the company vehicle). You could even have been a pedestrian or cyclist who has just been caught up in events.
It’s not just about whiplash
When most people think about injuries sustained in a road traffic accident and people making a compensation claim in Wester Ross, they automatically think of whiplash. Of course, whiplash is a common injury resulting from road traffic accidents and collisions as it is caused when the head moves in a unnatural way (usually because of force caused as a result of some form of impact), causing damage to the tissues in the neck.
However, this is not the only sort of injury for which you could make a compensation claim in Wester Ross. You could also have suffered severe bruising, sprains, broken bones or even dislocation. In extremely severe (though thankfully relatively rare) cases, you may even have had to have a limb amputated – whether through surgery as a preventative measure or traumatically as part of the accident itself.
It’s not just about your injuries
When most people think about the financial compensation they might receive from making a compensation claim in Wester Ross, they think the money relates directly to how badly injured they have been. Injuries are of course taken into account when considering how much financial compensation should be awarded, however this is not the only factor in determining the outcome of a claim.
Loss of earnings are also taken into account. For example, if you have been injured so badly that you have had to take time out of work, then you can make a claim for loss of earnings. You could also make a claim for any other out-of-pocket expenses that you have experienced as a direct result of your accident. These could include the cost of hiring a replacement vehicle if this is not covered as part of your car insurance policy, the cost of reverting to public transport if your car is unavailable, medical treatment and rehabilitation that might be required, or even the cost of prescriptions for medication you might need.
Take the test
On the Accident Advice Helpline website we offer a 30-second test, which will tell you first of all if you are eligible to make a compensation claim in Wester Ross, and secondly how much your claim might be worth. Then, call us on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: 13th September 2013
Author: David Brown