Compensation Claims For Injuries Car Accidents
If you have been injured in a car accident within the last 3 years, you may be wondering how compensation claims for injuries car accidents work. There are certain general criteria that need to be met in order to be eligible to claim, and the length of time taken to process the claim always varies depending on the complexities of each case. We may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve if you have been injured through no fault of your own, so read on for some tips and advice on how to proceed.
Criteria for claiming compensation with us
There are 3 general criteria for making a compensation claim with us:
- The accident should have happened within the last 3 years, although this time limit can be extended in exceptional circumstances
- The accident must not have been your fault
- You should have received medical treatment for your injuries following the accident
If you meet these criteria, or you need help to decide whether you are eligible, all you need to do is phone our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and one of our advisors will be able to help.
How to make claims for injuries car accidents
Once you have decided to pursue a claim, we will be able to recommend the best legal representation in your area, from our nationwide network of hundreds of solicitors we work with. They will gather together all evidence and documentation relating to your car accident, including such information as medical reports, police incident reports, and witness statements, and put together a case.
Many claims are processed over the phone, and your solicitor may be able to negotiate a settlement out of court. If necessary they will go to court on your behalf, and present the evidence as required. Even though you received medical treatment after your accident, you may be required to attend one independent medical assessment as part of your claim for injuries car accidents.
You will be able to claim any out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel costs, if you keep your receipts, and all your solicitor does is add this figure to the final claim total. All our personal injury solicitors who deal with claims for injuries car accidents work on a basis of no win, no fee**. This makes claiming compensation financially risk-free for our customers.
By claiming compensation for your injuries, you may start to feel more positive about what has happened. If you win your case, your award could be used to replace any lost earnings or to buy medical equipment for the home, so give us a call to find out if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 21st January 2013
Author: David Brown