Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation

If you’ve been injured in an accident whilst on theroad, we understand the pain and suffering you’re going through.

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Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation

If you’ve been injured in an accident whilst on the road, we understand the pain and suffering you’re going through. Our Vehicle accident solicitors have experience helping people who have suffered a range of injuries in accidents. Each year we help people involved in various kinds of motor vehicle accidents (including cars and motorbikes, etc.), with their claim following an accident on the road. If you or a loved one has been involved in a road traffic accident, our solicitors could help you get the compensation, rehabilitation and support you deserve. Contact us on 01707 244710 today.

How can I claim?

It's important to contact our Motor Vehicle accident solicitors as soon as possible. Often insurance companies will try and settle claims directly, which can mean you get less compensation than you're entitled to. Our experienced and dedicated team can advise you on the success of your claim and how much compensation you may be entitled to. After we’ve agreed to take on your claim, our team will gather as much information on your accident as they can.  This enables us to  work out who’s responsible for your injuries. We’ll also identify any rehabilitation needs you might have and help you to access the support you may need. Once we’ve established who is responsible for your injuries, we’ll work hard to get an admission of fault. Sometimes this means you might get compensation payments early, to cover any immediate costs you have. In the vast majority of cases the compensation amount you receive will be agreed with your opponent. If this isn’t possible, then the case will go to court. Our team will support you every step of the way if this happens in your case.

How long after an accident do I have to claim?

Often, most claims must start within three years of the accident. It’s a good idea to contact a solicitor as soon as possible. Contacting a law firm early means memories of the incident.

However, in some cases there are exceptions to this limit. Such as:  ‍

  • Children - You can claim at any point before the child turns 18. Following that the child can make a claim up until the age of21.
  • Mental capacity - There is no time limit for making a claim on behalf of those who lack the capacity to make the claim themselves.
  • Accidents Abroad -Depending on the country time limits can be shorter than they are in the UK. But you may still be able to make a claim under UK law depending on the circumstances of your accident.
  • Criminal Injuries - If your injuries were caused by a deliberate act then you may be able to claim through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority. However, in these cases a time limit of two years applies from the date of the incident.  

What if it was my fault?

In many cases you may be able to claim compensation if an accident was only partially your fault. However, it is unlikely that you would be able to claim compensation if the accident you were involved in was solely your fault.

How long will it take?

How long your claim process will take depends predominantly on how serious your injuries are and if your opponent has admitted responsibility for them. So, if you suffer minor injuries and the other party accepts responsibility then your claim may be settled in just a few months. However, if your injuries are more severe then your claim may take longer as more medical advice is gathered in order for the compensation amount to be agreed. Letting your injuries settle down before claiming is important to, so as to allow the full extent of their impact to be realised.

If the opponent refuses to accept liability, and disagrees with any charges brought against them, then any compensation may have to wait until the criminal case of compensation can be resolved. If you were involved in a hit and run accident and the insurance companies or the police were unable to locate the driver then your claim may also take longer.

How much will I receive?

How much compensation you receive will depend on the nature of your injuries and their severity, as well as any costs or losses incurred as a result. How much you could receive depends on:

●       Medical and travel expenses you’ve incurred
●       Your pain and suffering.
●       Your care and support needs – both now and in the future
●       Current and future loss of earnings.
●       Modifications to your home
●       Mobility aids

Our specialist lawyers have experience in a wide range of vehicle accident compensation cases, and have secured compensation for people in similar situations. Call us today on 01707 244710  for an initial consultation about your case.

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