If you have been involved in a road traffic collision then you may already be aware that legal help in Invergordon can help you make a claim for compensation.
However, did you know that you can actually make a claim for five main types of loss?
If not, this is one of the reasons why you should think about hiring a solicitor in Invergordon to ensure that you are getting all the compensation that you are entitled to.
When it comes to road traffic collisions, special damages specifically relate to past financial losses that you have experienced as a direct result of your accident. These losses are only taken into account up until the date that your solicitor in Invergordon settled your claim.
For example, it could include loss of earnings either through inability to work or having taken time off work for the attendance at hospital appointments for medical treatment.
It can also include medical and travel expenses (for example, your solicitor in Invergordon will arrange for you to be examined by an independent medical expert who will assess your case and write a report on your injuries – if you have had to travel out of your way for this appointment you can request compensation for the cost of this), the cost of repair to your damaged vehicle or bicycle is relevant as well as the cost of a hire vehicle if necessary.
If you have kept records and associated receipts of all out of pocket expenses your solicitor in Invergordon will be able to help you make a claim for these.
General damages take into consideration a wide number of issues including:
- Pain and suffering – this is compensation awarded for the actual injuries (both physical and psychological) that you have experienced as a direct result of your accident.
- Future financial loss – as a result of your appointment with the medical expert they may determine that your injuries are likely to pose ongoing problems. This may have an impact on future loss of earnings, or indeed your ability to return to work at all. This can be taken into account when determining the amount of compensation due.
- Uncertain loss – this can take into account uncertain and potentially unknowable losses such as reduced life expectancy as a result of your injuries. For more information regarding this please speak directly to your solicitor in Invergordon who can provide more specific details relevant to your circumstances.
Getting legal help in Invergordon
If you are looking to make a claim for compensation then one of the best things you can do is speak to an Accident Advice Helpline solicitor in Invergordon today. Our solicitors all work on a no win, no fee basis which means that if they do not win you the compensation that you think you are entitled to, then you will not have to pay us a penny.
Take our 30 second test today to find out how much you might be entitled to.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th April 2014
Author: David Brown