Being involved in a car crash is a frightening experience and one which could leave you with a range of injuries. If somebody else was to blame, you are probably wondering how much crash compensation you are entitled to and how you can go about making a claim.
How much crash compensation can you claim?
The amount of compensation you receive will vary according to the severity of your injuries and several other factors. However, you might want to try our 30-second test, which will give you an idea about how much crash compensation you could be awarded for your particular injuries and what other criteria you need to satisfy in order to have a valid claim.
How long have you got to make a claim?
There are a few exceptions, but under normal circumstances, you must start your claim within three years of your accident.
How do you know if someone else was to blame?
In the case of car crashes, blame is often established by police and insurance reports. However, you can add valuable evidence yourself by taking a few simple steps:
- If possible, take photographs at the scene.
- Make sketches of the position of the vehicles involved before and after the crash.
- Write a detailed account of the events leading up to the accident and the crash itself, whilst they are still fresh in your mind.
- Get contact details of any witnesses and pass them to your solicitor.
If you were not able to do all these things, don’t worry. It doesn’t mean that we can’t pursue a claim on your behalf. The best thing that you can do is get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline and talk through the particulars of your case with one of our highly trained advisers. We will be able to advise you as to whether or not there is sufficient evidence to start a personal injury compensation claim. The call is free and there’s no obligation to proceed.
Once you decide to go ahead, we will put your case in the hands of one of our specialist solicitors. They will assess your case in full and will be able to talk to you in detail about how much crash compensation you could be awarded and what evidence will be required to substantiate your claim.
Most claims can be handled by telephone and in most cases, you will not even need to go to court. However, it may be necessary for you to attend a medical examination. Your solicitor will arrange this for you if necessary and explain everything you need to know.
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