What are the cost issues after road accidents?
Road accidents can be very upsetting, and leave you with a whiplash injury in Coleraine or other serious injury which may take a long time to recover from. On top of this, the emotional fallout after a road accident is often huge, and many people who have been a part of an accident find that it takes them a long time to be able to get back on the road comfortably, and feel completely safe.
Anxiety and depression may be high in those who have suffered a whiplash injury in Coleraine or any other type of injury after a road accident. However, the financial cost of a road accident is high as well, which is why everyone in the UK must be insured if their car is on the road. Here are some of the things you may have to pay for after a road accident.
Damage to your vehicle
If you were to blame for your accident then you will have to pay for any damage to your vehicle out of your own insurance. However insurance rarely covers the cost of all of the damage, and you will be liable to pay for some of the costs yourself.
If the damage wasn’t too bad and the cost of the damage too high, then you may want to pay for all of it out of your own pocket, in order to avoid losing your no claims bonus.
A whiplash injury in Coleraine compensation claim
If you were at fault for your road accident and the other driver has sustained a whiplash injury in Coleraine or any other type of injury, you may be liable to pay compensation to them for their injury. The cost of this will be calculated according to how bad the damage was and how seriously they were injured.
On the other hand, if you have sustained a whiplash injury as the result of another driver’s negligence, you should consider making a compensation claim to recoup some of your own costs.
Although you should be able to get most of your medical treatment on the NHS, if you have had a serious injury and want to explore other options, there may be some treatments that you need to pay out on your own in order to recover more quickly.
Contact us for ore information. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a compensation claim, and whether or not you have a good enough case to make a successful claim for compensation. Or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 13th May 2014
Author: David Brown