Making a road traffic accident claim in Ammanford, from the outside at least, can seem like a rather complicated process. Thankfully, we, at Accident Advice Helpline are here to make the process as smooth as possible for you. Let us talk you through some of the legal concepts that you may encounter when making a compensation claim.
Burden of proof
Your road traffic accident claim in Ammanford will be a civil claim. This means that the case will be determined on the ‘balance of probabilities’.
In order to prove this, you are going to need to supply a decent amount of evidence. The more evidence you supply, the stronger your claim and the more likely you are to be successful with your compensation claim.
Evidence that can be used can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Police reports
- Medical reports
- Witness statements
- CCTV footage
In law, compensation is there to put the victim of the accident back in the position that they were in, financially at least, should the injury not have occurred. This will basically ensure that the victim is not left out-of-pocket as a result of the negligence of another person on the roads.
One of our jobs here at Accident Advice Helpline will be to help you determine the amount of compensation that you may be entitled to. This is not going to be easy. Whilst we would absolutely love to give you an exact figure, this will not be possible. All cases are different and everybody will have different losses, even if the injuries were the same. Types of losses that you may be able to claim include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income, now and into the future
- Pain & suffering
- Extra expenses – this may include, for instance, the costs of renovating your home in order to accommodate a disability
All compensation will be claimed from the party at fault or their insurer.
Why make a road traffic accident claim in Ammanford through Accident Advice Helpline?
As we said at the start, our job is to make the process as easy as possible for our clients. This means that the vast majority of cases can be dealt with over the phone. There will be no real need for you to get involved in the legal process. We will focus on that for you. We also operate on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means that the risk on the part of our clients will be kept to the minimum.
Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 20th April 2015
Author: David Brown