CAR ACCIDENT SOLICITOR - INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIM

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Have you been involved in a road traffic accident?
 
Want to know about making a personal injury compensation claim?
 
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Our car accident solicitors use the no win no fee scheme and compensation is paid in full. If you would like advice with no further obligation from a car accident solicitor just use the helpline or complete and send the contact form or email our solicitors offices.

Injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions including head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, side-impact collisions or roll-over collisions can be extremely serious considering the nature of the impact and the forces that may be involved. Multiple impacts and multiple injuries including trauma to the head, neck, chest, spine, pelvis and abdominal areas are not uncommon. Catastrophic injuries such as brain damage, paraplegia or quadriplegia may be devastating for the individual (not just physically, but emotionally) and extremely difficult for family and friends to deal with especially if they are faced with the responsibility of having to care for their injured loved-one on a long-term basis.

Car Accident Claims

It is a common misconception that victims of vehicle collisions do not need lawyers. Until a car accident solicitor is retained, the insurance company knows that the person they are dealing with is not legally trained, is not familiar with damages awards and is not usually able to take the case to court. They are therefore unlikely to offer fair compensation in negotiations.

Compensation in a car accident claim is payable for almost all financial losses and damages can be awarded for pain and suffering, long term disabilities or death. Compensation can also be claimed for a recognised psychiatric illness including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. In the case of a death within a family, surviving family members who are dependant on the deceased can recover damages to cover financial support.

If you are the innocent victim of a collision you should notify the police and call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt. Try to record everything at the scene, including details of the accident, identification of the drivers and vehicles involved and contact details of any witnesses. Do not accept blame at the scene of the accident. Do not accept money. Do not agree to forget about the accident.

Negligence

In a personal injury case, your car accident solicitor must prove liability and damages. Before an award of damages is made, your lawyer must prove that the defendant is legally responsible for your injuries and loss. Negligence is the failure to take reasonable care. Negligence is assessed against what a reasonable person would have done under the same or similar circumstances. When considering a personal injury claim the court will examine the factual circumstances and assess whether there has been negligence on the part of the defendant.

Responsibility or liability for the injury of another person means :-

  • one person owed another a duty of care
  • that person breached that duty of care
  • the breach of duty caused an injury
  • that loss resulted from the breach in duty.

Compensation

If you have suffered a personal injury our car accident solicitors can help you with a claim for compensation if you were :-

  • injured as a result of another persons negligent driving
  • injured as a result of a defective road.
  • injured as a result of negligence by a pedestrian or cyclist.

You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • injuries and disabilities
  • pain and suffering
  • psychological damage
  • loss of income if you are unable to work
  • cost of gratuitous domestic assistance by family members
  • damage to your car and personal property
  • out-of-pocket expenses

Evidence

If you are involved in a car accident :-

  • Write down the personal details of those involved.
  • Make a note of the date and time of the accident
  • Record the street address and city.
  • Make a note of the weather and road conditions.
  • Record the registration number, make and model of all vehicles.
  • Obtain the name and contact details of witnesses.
  • Obtain officers name, badge number and contact details.
  • Attend a doctor or hospital for treatment.
  • document and photograph all injuries.

Time Limits

Generally, you have only 3 years from the date of the accident within which to make a claim. Failure to make a claim within this time period may result in you being legally prevented from claiming compensation. There are exceptions to this general rule. It is important to consult with a car accident solicitor as soon as possible to understand your rights if you believe you have been negligently injured in a car accident.

Car Accident Solicitor

If the other driver or his insurers admit liability, then you should receive compensation at an early stage. If however, the other driver denies liability, then your car accident solicitor must ensure that your compensation claim proceeds to a court hearing as soon as possible. If an accident is partially the fault of both drivers, as is often the case, then liability can still be established on the basis of 'contributory negligence' and a partial award will be paid dependent on the degree of responsibility for the accident attributed to either side.

  1. Our car accident solicitors will provide you with legal advice on your rights and entitlements to compensation with no further obligation.

  2. Our lawyers are specialists with extensive experience in negotiating, settling and litigating accident compensation claims.

  3. If you decide to instruct any of our lawyers to obtain compensation for you, they will act on a no win no fee basis. Compensation is paid in full and win or lose there is no charge.

LAWYER HELPLINE: 1800 352 100