If you have been injured in a car crash in Greater Manchester that was the fault of someone else some time in the last three years, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation, as long as your injuries were severe enough to need the attention of a medical professional.
Not all innocent victims are aware of this, and currently less than 3 out of 10 actually make a claim for the compensation they are legally entitled to. The laws that qualify you to make a claim say that you should be paid for:
- The severity of your injuries
- Anxiety and stress caused by the accident
- The impact the injuries have had on your life
- Any costs that have arisen because of the accident
- Any lost earnings, for now and the future
All of these things can amount to a lot of money, and it does seem surprising that so few victims claim what they are entitled to.
The stigma of claiming for being injured in a car crash in Greater Manchester
There seems to be a stigma attached to making a personal injury claim for compensation, and this does not make any sense. If someone damaged your house or maybe your car, you would expect the guilty party to pay for any repairs or replacements.
So why should you not be paid for damage to your body or mind? The difference is that material things can sometimes be repaired, and if not they can usually be replaced. Depending on the damage you have suffered, repairs might not be possible, and you certainly cannot be replaced.
No win no fee* services from Accident Advice Helpline
Another thing that stops victims from claiming their compensation is the fact that they think they cannot afford the legal fees. Although they may be certain they were not to blame for the accident, there is always a nagging doubt that they will lose the claim for some reason, and then how will they pay the lawyer’s bills?
Worry no more – at Accident Advice Helpline we have it covered by the no win no fee* agreement. Victims do not have to find any money for the claim to be started and they do not have to find any money if their claim is not won. The option is there for everyone to make a claim, without even considering what their financial situation is.
Getting in touch about your claim
You owe it to yourself to at least find out more about claiming compensation if you’ve been injured in a car crash in Greater Manchester before you decide it is not for you. Call our freephone helpline and chat to our expert claims advisors, and they will give you everything you need to make an informed decision about making a claim. It’s free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile you can call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 27th November 2014