What can reduce your compensation award?
Each year many people make personal injury claims. They do so as a result of a variety of different accidents and injuries, and for a variety of different reasons. However, for most people, they make such a claim because of the compensation that they are likely to receive if their claim is a success. How much compensation in South Somerset will vary from case to case.
As a result many people are keen to know precisely what compensation they can expect to receive from any accident claims they do decide to make. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we try to give people a realistic idea of what levels of compensation we would seek to secure on their behalf. We can do this by way of our 30 second test which you will find on our website.
However, it is important to bear in mind that this online form can only provide you with an idea – it is not entirely accurate. This is because there are various things that can impact on how much compensation in South Somerset you are entitled to. The estimate is based solely on the type of injury you have sustained, and what other people who have had similar injuries have received in the past. Your claim could be increased if you have suffered financial losses or incurred out of pocket expenses.
Partial liability and how much compensation in South Somerset
Your claim for compensation can also be reduced if you have to admit that you are partially liable for an accident occurring, or the injuries that you have incurred. It may be that you were not at fault for an accident occurring, but your actions meant that your injuries were worse than they might have been under other circumstances.
For example, if you are involved in a road traffic accident that was someone else’s fault, but you were not wearing your seatbelt at the time of the accident it is possible to argue that your injuries would not have been as severe if you had behaved appropriately. While the other driver might be found to be liable for the accident, they would not be accountable for the full extent of the injuries you had sustained. As a result the compensation you are likely to receive will be reduced.
Find out more today from Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to find out more about seeking compensation, and what you can do to ensure that you get the maximum amount due to you, simply give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.