Been hurt in a car collision in Newport? Then get in touch today
If you’ve been injured or hurt in a car collision in Newport Accident Advice Helpline will be pleased to assist you. When you speak to the people who have used our service in the past, one of the major reasons they provide for choosing us is something called the 30-second test. They enjoy it because it’s a quick, simple way to find out if they are entitled to claim but also how much compensation they might receive if they have been hurt in a car collision in Newport.
Now, of course we’re not indulging in any crystal ball gazing here – this is simply our own assessment of how good we think a claim might be, and how much you might receive. The courts will make the final decision, which might vary significantly from our estimate.
So, you’re entitled to ask the question: is it worth it? Well, we’d argue it is, because it allows you to set expectations about what your claim might be worth at the outset. However, to know if this is a realistic estimate, you naturally need to first find out how we calculate this figure.
How is compensation calculated?
The short answer here is that we use precisely the same approach that the courts will use when assessing your claim. Compensation is generally made up by bringing together several different figures.
- The first is a figure which is set due to the severity of the injury itself. This will look at how badly you’ve been hurt.
- The second is based on how much it has cost you. Imagine you’ve been paying for daily travel to get treatment – this will be folded into your compensation sum.
- The third is how much money you’ve missed out on. This will typically focus on things such as lost earnings – namely the amount you could have earned if you have not been injured. This takes into account any earnings that have already been lost, as well as any that might be lost in the future.
Finding a solicitor
So, as you can see, we can at least give you an estimate which should be close to the final compensation sum. This will be important if the other side comes back with a settlement offer, as you’ll have a decent idea about whether it’s worth accepting it or not. However, if they do not settle then you will need a solicitor who can help you make a claim. Give us a call on: 0800 689 0500, or dial: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, you could visit our website for more information. We can help if you’ve been hurt in a car collision in Newport, so get in touch today.
Date Published: 30th April 2014
Author: David Brown