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Our No Win No Fee agreement means you can pursue a personal injury claim, without having to worry about paying any upfront legal costs. Should your compensation claim be unsuccessful, our No Win No Fee agreement can provide you with the peace of mind that you won’t be charged, and left out of pocket. You shouldn’t be put off making a claim due to any financial risk, allowing you to rightfully seek the compensation you deserve after a motorbike accident that wasn’t your fault.
Car Accident Compensation Claims
Experiencing a car accident is a traumatic experience, which can often result in a range of injuries, from whiplash to broken bones and even more serious or fatal injuries.
We understand the pain and suffering you can go through following a car accident, whether you are the driver or passenger. It is a stressful time for you, as the victim, and also your family and loved ones.
Following the shock of the accident and any medical treatment required, you will need time to recover both mentally and physically. If the accident and the injuries sustained were a result of someone else’s careless actions or negligence then you are likely to be entitled to a compensation payment.
We can help you claim compensation for your injury and damages to your vehicle. Further claims can also be made for any pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the accident, and to cover any loss of earnings.
Can I make a car accident claim?
If the accident was not your fault, you are fully in your right to make a claim for compensation against those responsible. No matter whether you were the driver, the passenger, or claiming on behalf of your child hurt in an accident, every case is unique but could be worthy of compensation.
If you are unsure of whether you were at fault or not give us a call for a free consultation. We will be able to talk through your incident and advise you on whether you have grounds to claim.
How do I make a car accident claim?
We offer a free initial consultation in which we can talk through your accident and the consequences suffered from it. From this, we will be able to provide advice on whether your claim would be successful and what the next stages you should take would be.
We advise that you get in touch as soon as you can following the accident. Early contact means more evidence to support your claim can be gathered; including a more detailed recollection of the accident from both you and any witnesses, whilst the accident is fresh in your mind.
There is a range of elements to consider when making a claim, making every case unique in-process and payout. Compensation should cover your recovery, including any medical treatment or therapy required. Other expenses such as loss of earnings and travel can also be claimed on top of this.
Our Personal Injury Team will work on your behalf to make sure you are awarded the compensation you deserve and work with the aim of returning you to the position you would be in had the accident not occurred.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much compensation can I claim after a car accident?
Probably one of the most common questions asked by clients when first enquiring about a personal injury they have suffered, is ‘how much compensation am I entitled to?’ Or ‘how much is my claim worth?’
It’s incredibly hard to say how much compensation you are entitled to following a motorbike accident, as compensation is based on your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. Due to the different circumstances, this is based on it means no two claims are the same, and all are treated individually.
To get a better idea of this, it helps to know how a claim is calculated. Take a look at our "How much compensation can I claim?" guide to understand all the factors involved in calculating your compensation claim.
How long will my claim take?
Each case is different, and the amount of time your claim will take all depends on you and your recovery; therefore it isn’t possible to provide a definite timescale.
For a guideline, a straightforward motorbike accident will take approximately 6-9 months but workplace accidents, and slips and trips can take longer.
It is important to wait until the full extent of your injuries has been made clear before making your final claim; otherwise, the amount of compensation you receive will not be comparative to the injuries you have suffered. Claims involving serious and complex injuries can sometimes take several years due to the complexity of issues and time required to assess the true value of the injuries.
The time frames are also dependant upon the Defendant admitting liability and not raising any other issues in respect of the claim. If liability is admitted promptly, and your injuries are not life-altering, it’s possible for your claim to be finalised within a few months. However, if the other party denies fault, the claim can take longer.
How long do I have to make my claim?
Generally, a person has 3 years from the date of their accident/injury to make a personal injury claim; or court proceedings must have begun within this time period.
There are some exceptions to this, which our Personal Injury team would be able to advise you on. For example, for a child, the time limit begins on their 18th birthday, and there is no limit for anyone who does not have mental capacity.
We would strongly advise contacting us as soon as possible after an accident, allowing as much evidence to be persevered as possible, to help your case.
Can I claim lost earnings?
Will I need to attend a medical appointment?
It is normal to have medical appointments, in order to gain a fair and reasonable insight into the extent of your injuries. By doing so, it can ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
I haven’t been to my GP or Hospital - Can I still claim?
Yes but given that you have not sought any medical attention your injuries may be seen as minor in nature.
How To Stay Safe As A Driver
Drivers have a responsibility to be extra safe when on the road. After all, other road users such as cyclists, horse riders and motorcyclists will always come off worse in a crash.
Here are some simple tips to stay safe on the road:
- Always ensure that you watch your speed and do not exceed the limit.
- Never drive and use your mobile phone at the same time. This puts you at risk of being distracted, increasing the chance of a crash.
- Simple but effective; wear your seat belt at all times. This should be the first thing you do when you get in your car.
What makes these rules even more important is the fact that if you do not comply with them, you will be breaking the law. Legal consequences will be implemented to anyone who commits a crime by acting against these rules, which are designed to keep everyone safe.
Other than the legal rules of the road, there are other rules, which you should follow. These are moral rules and simply make the roads safer:
- Drive considerately - try to sympathise with other drivers and be courteous when you can e.g. merging in turn.
- Be patient - give other drivers room and time. Also, give pedestrians time to cross the road and do not approach crossings at a fast pace.
- Concentrate on your driving - do not let anything distract you while you are driving. If you listen to music in your car but find that it takes your mind off driving and causes you to make mistakes, it would be safer to turn it off.
- Accept that you will encounter different road users - not all drivers are in the same mindset as you. Not all drivers share the same little habits and ways of doing things; remember to be accepting of others. There will also be pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders who need to be taken into consideration too.
- Expect the unexpected - you never know what is going to happen when driving, especially when it is dark. People may be walking around with dark clothes on at night time. You should be driving at a sensible speed in case they attempt to cross the road.
It is easier than you think to be in a car accident, so please take note of all these tips and rules to protect yourself and others.
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