Every auto injury claim is different. The amount of compensation that you will receive following an accident that was not your fault will vary depending on the circumstances of your case. For minor injuries, the compensation may be in the low hundreds. However, you could receive a lot more if you have a more serious injury, or if the accident has resulted in permanent damage.
To estimate auto injury claims, the first thing to take into consideration is the nature of your injury. You may need to undertake a medical assessment to determine how badly you have been hurt.
How is the amount of compensation calculated?
Once the nature and severity of your injury has been quantified, it will then be compared with other cases which have resulted in similar injuries. However, it is not simply a case of saying that a specific injury is worth a specific amount of money. If a professional football player broke their leg it would be worth more than if an ordinary member of the public broke their leg, for instance.
A personal injury compensation claim specialist such as Accident Advice Helpline cannot guarantee the amount of compensation that you will receive. However, we do have a team of expert solicitors and we have been helping people with their personal injury compensation claims since the year 2000. Therefore, we will be able to estimate auto injury claims, which ultimately means that there is less chance of you being short changed.
What else should you include when you estimate auto injury claims?
As well as compensation for the actual injury, you are also entitled to claim compensation for any out-of-pocket expenses that you incurred as a result of the accident. This may also include costs that you expect to incur at some point in the future. You are also entitled to claim for any lost wages if you have had to take unpaid time off work as a result of your accident.
It is important to include all of these amounts when you estimate auto injury claims. You will need receipts, payslips and any other documentation to support the amount of money that you are claiming.
How do you make a claim?
To make a claim, you must have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault in the past three years. You can find out whether you have a valid claim by taking our unique 30-second test on our website.
Most claims can be dealt with over the telephone, although you may need to attend a medical assessment to determine the severity of your injury. Claimants do not generally have to attend court. Your lawyer will advise you on this every step of the way.
At Accident Advice Helpline, all of our solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, which means that you do not have to pay any cash up-front to get your claim started. By using Accident Advice Helpline, you maximise the chances of receiving the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to chat to us today.
Date Published: 2nd June 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims