Who is entitled to a Road Traffic Accident claim?
The law states that anyone who has been involved in an accident that was not their own fault is entitled to make a claim and receive financial compensation. With Road Traffic Accidents, this can mean that if someone was inside a bus, a van, or a car that got in a car crash, can claim either against the driver, against the driver of the car they were in the accident with or against both of them. Also, if the victim was a pedestrian, a cyclist or a motorcyclist, they are entitled to claim against the driver of the car that crashed into them, just as long as it didn’t happen because of anything they did wrong.
The injury claim RTA what is the status issue can vary greatly from one case to another. That is why it is recommended that you work with a specialised law firm. An experienced eye can spot details that can change the outcome of your case.
What are the expenses covered?
The first on the list are, obviously, medical expenses. Road Traffic Accidents are the cause of horrible injuries and many people consider themselves lucky if they “only” have a broken arm or leg. It is true that once wearing the seatbelt became compulsory, many of the injuries have been reduced. Some of the most common RTA injuries are caused by airbags, which, whilst saving your life, can cause minor injuries to your head, face, mouth, or chest.
The financial compensation you receive is meant to cover all your past and future (estimated) medical expenses and speed up your recovery.
Any psychological impact will be assessed and compensated accordingly, as well as all other expenses or damages you might have had connected to the accident: child care expenses, transportation bills etc. Make sure you keep every receipt, doctor’s appointment proof, diagnostics, all in all, every physical proof of what you had to go through. It will help with the injury claim.
How can I know with an injury claim RTA what is the status?
Once you have filed a personal injury claim, all you can do is wait for it to be processed. Most lawsuits don’t require the presence of the victim in court, but you might be asked for additional documents and sometimes for an extra medical check-up.
There’s no way to know for sure how long the evaluation process will take. Also, there is no way to know for sure the value of the compensation you will receive.
AAH experts can give you a rough estimate of both, of course. With years of experience in the field, they can assess your case and tell you more or less what you can expect. Also, they will be able to guide you and give you tips on what is the best way to handle your personal injury claim. Call 0800 689 0500 now to talk to one of our friendly advisors. Lines are open around the clock and you will always get to speak to a friendly advisor, never to a machine.
Date Published: 30th May 2013
Author: David Brown