Many people each and every year are involved in a car accident and do not consider the possibility of a compensation claim. This is despite the fact that the injuries sustained in the car accident may have been quite severe.
Claiming Compensation following a Car Accident
A compensation claim can be initiated following a car accident for a wide range of injuries sustained. The following is a list of common injuries that are sustained in a car accident and warrant consideration of bringing a compensation claim:
- Brain Injury
- Head Injury
- ‘Whiplash’ or Soft Tissue Injury
- Shock, Anxiety or other Psychological Injury
A person involved in a car accident may be nervous or cautious in bringing a compensation claim. However, this should not be so. Often an experienced solicitor will be able to provide advice on the prospects of bringing a compensation claim for a car accident and the steps involved in doing the same. If you instruct a solicitor to act for you in a compensation claim for a car accident they will often be able to deal with the day-to-day requirements of the compensation claim. In doing so they are able to ensure that bringing a compensation claim for a car accident is not too onerous on the person involved in the car accident.
Get Advice from Car Accident Solicitors
If you have been involved in a car accident you should consider seeking advice from a solicitor as to bringing a compensation claim. Following a car accident you may have incurred a number of losses and a compensation claim will seek to redress this. Some examples of losses that are commonly included in a compensation claim for a car accident are:
- General Damages for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity suffered as a result of the injury incurred in the car accident
- Loss of Earnings that are incurred as a result of a car accident
- Prescription Charges for medication to treat the injury suffered as a result of a car accident
- Travel Expenses incurred in going to medical appointments that are necessary due to the car accident
- Care and Assistance compensation for Gratuitous Care given following a car accident
- Treatment Costs for rehabilitation or other medical treatment required as a result of a car accident
- Compensation for clothing and other items damaged in a car accident
- Miscellaneous Expenses incurred as a result of a car accident
As is therefore apparent there can be considerable losses suffered by a person involved in a car accident and thus a compensation claim may be able to ease the financial implications resulting from a car accident.
It is generally possible to bring a compensation claim for a car accident up to three years after the car accident occurred. In some exceptional circumstances, such as in the case of children, it is possible to extend this time limit. However, it is in the best interests of a person involved in a car accident, who is considering bringing a compensation claim, to contact an experienced solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity. The solicitor will then be able to further discuss the possibility and prospects of bringing a compensation claim for the car accident and will be able to fully investigate all of the options available to the injured person.
How can Head Injury UK help? - Specialist Car Accident Solicitors
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, that has resulted in an injury it may be possible to claim compensation.
A compensation claim cannot give medical miracles. It can however be used to provide help for the person suffering an injury sustained in a car accident.
If you would like to discuss a possible compensation claim please contact HeadInjuryUK who are specialist solicitors. HeadInjuryUk solicitors will be able to offer you further free advice and information on making a compensation claim.