Have you been injured while riding your motorbike? Perhaps you were the passenger in a vehicle when the driver caused a crash? There are many different types of Surrey road traffic accidents that happen on a daily basis. No matter what type of incident you have been involved in, if you weren’t to blame, you will rightly be thinking about making a compensation claim. Keep on reading to discover some of the things you can claim for…
Surrey road traffic accidents
You will probably recognise the fact that you will receive money to compensate you for your injuries and your suffering when making a road traffic accident claim. This compensation is known as ‘general damages’. This is calculated based on the medical report that will be provided by your doctor, which will state your injuries, your medical diagnosis and the course of treatment advised and this will then be used to determine how much money you will receive. However, this isn’t the only type of compensation you will get when it comes to making this type of claim.
Aside from compensation for your personal injuries, you will also be able to claim for special damages, which are any out of pocket expenses you have encountered because of the incident and your injuries. This includes vehicle repair costs; if your car was damaged in the accident, you will not have to foot the bill. Aside from this, you can also claim if you have had to hire a replacement car while your vehicle is getting repaired.
Other out of pocket expenses people commonly claimed for in regards to road traffic accidents include medical expenses, such as treatment and prescription costs, damaged belongings and clothing, loss of use while you are without your vehicle as well as the charges of storing and towing your damaged vehicle.
Claims are also made for childcare, care costs and a whole host of other things. Last but not least, if you have been left unable to work while you recover from your injuries you will be able to claim for loss of income if you are not covered by sick pay.
If you have any further questions about what you can and cannot claim for, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
How to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Call, text or complete the handy 30 second calculator on our website. The details you need are: 0800 689 0500 for freephone calls from landlines or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Calling us gives you free claims advice, but is totally free of any obligation or pressure to make a claim.
Date Published: 19th August 2014
Author: David Brown