What factors affect compensation payout for a road traffic accident?
Firstly, compensation payout for road traffic accident is subject to the type of injuries a non-fault accident victim has suffered in the accident.
For example, a broken arm and a few bruises will heal in a matter of weeks, but somebody who has suffered spinal cord injuries may never walk and work again, so the compensation payout for road traffic accident must reflect the seriousness of the injuries and the length of time a victim will have to suffer, which in the case of spinal cord or brain injuries is typically life-long suffering and life-long loss of income.
Secondly, the compensation payout for road traffic accident is also affected by how much the negligent party is prepared to pay. Not all accidents are strictly “non-fault” and if the negligent party is not prepared to accept 100% liability but claims that whatever the accident victim did or didn’t do contributed to a certain extent to the accident, then compensation will be calculated as a proportional representation of the blame that attaches to each party.
When the negligent party isn’t insured this can also have a substantial impact on the amount paid to the accident victim, as in this case both parties must agree on an amount the negligent party can afford to pay over a period of time. If the negligent party refuses to accept liability completely, your accident solicitor will advise you if it is advisable to challenge the other party at court.
Where can you find a no win, no fee accident solicitor?
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline’s Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Lines are available every day, 24 hours per day. No win no fee services means you can start your claims process without having to make an upfront payment for legal fees and without having to make a payment during the claims process.
All Accident Advice Helpline legal partners offer no win, no fee services and you will be in the hands of a compensation provider who has more than 13 years of experience in the field of personal injury claims.
Accident Advice Helpline legal partners settle cases totaling more than £30 million per annum and their no fuss approach means, legal costs can be kept down, the claims process is handled more efficiently and faster for every claimant, too.
For example: their accident solicitors handle a claimant’s paperwork so there’s no form filling involved. Most claims are dealt with over the telephone, which speeds up the length of time it takes to settle. The negligent party has up to 3 months to respond to the initial letter sent by a claimant’s accident solicitor, so the “personal” touch over the telephone usually works to smooth the lines of communication and speed things up.
Date Published: 2nd September 2013