When a resident of Redbridge claims compensation it is usually due to some kind of road traffic accident.
Redbridge claims for road traffic accidents
The types of road traffic accidents you could encounter in Redbridge are varied. You may have been hurt in an accident as a driver, passenger, cyclist, motorcyclist or even a pedestrian. The accident may be a result of a high speed crash on the motorway; someone running into the back of you whilst driving on your local high street; another car pulling out unexpectedly in your local supermarket’s car park; someone running you off the road whilst cycling home from work; or whilst riding the bus home from a busy day’s shopping trip when it is caught up in a collision.
Whatever the cause you should consider claiming compensation. The grounds for making a claim are as follows:
- The accident must have been caused by another driver, cyclist or motorcyclist;
- It must have taken place within the past three years; and
- It must have been bad enough that you visited a doctor or other medical professional.
What can you claim for?
If someone in Redbrige claims compensation for a road traffic accident and they are successful, then their financial reward will be calculated to reflect a number of things.
Firstly, they will be given an amount of money as recompense for their pain and suffering and for the mere fact of being involved in an accident.
Another amount will be calculated to cover the expenses a person has paid out as a result of their accident and injury. This payment is naturally a little more complicated to calculate as it requires receipts and can cover a whole range of things including medication, medical treatments, home readjustments if the accident results in a disability, home help services if the victim can no longer do things around the house and even child care services if the victim needs help taking care of their children whilst they recover.
This payment will also include future reimbursements for items and services that may need to be purchased in the months or years to come, in the worst cases this payment may cover expenses for the rest of the victim’s life.
Lastly, this part of the financial reward will also include any lost earnings, and future loss of earnings, if the injured person has been, and will continue to be, forced to take time off work.
It’s important to note that although the payment is made up of various separate calculations it will actually be paid in one lump sum payment.
Redbridge claims via Accident Advice Helpline
If you would like further information about claiming or would like to start the process of claiming you can contact us on our freephone number 0800 689 0500. You can also call us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993 although charges may apply to mobile calls.
When you get through to the helpline you will speak with one of our advisors who will be more than happy to answer all your questions and assist you as best they can.
Date Published: 10th July 2014
Author: David Brown