Whether you were a passenger, the driver, a pedestrian or on a bicycle or motor bike you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries if you were not at fault.
Many drivers have legal cover as part of their insurance costs but this doesn’t necessarily mean this is the best option for you to take when it comes to making a claim. Usually it means that your insurance firm will appoint asolicitor firm who will give the insurance company a favourable fee. They may not be the best or most experienced firm to handle your claim. They may not get the best financial outcome for you.
As specialists in motor vehicle claims, we have many years of experience in this area of law. Our service is No Win No Fee and will not affect your insurance premiums.
We are recognised for having extensive expertise and skill in the area of successfully gaining awards of compensation. We will also support you and ensure that you are handled personably and not just as the person who is involved in a case. We are also known and recognised in our industry for our ability to secure the best financial awards for our clients. We have worked on hundreds of cases and have a high success rate.
The most common reason for a motoring accident compensation claim is whiplash. This is when the head has had to undergo a sudden movement and has damaged the neck muscles and tendons. We often claim for other injuries such as broken bones, cuts, bruises and psychological damage.
Error by the driver is at the root of most road accidents, whether the incident was caused by driving too fast, alcohol or something else. Accidents are also quite commonly caused by other factors such as road imperfections such as potholes and cracks or faulty traffic lights.
If you have been involved in an accident on the roads that was not your fault, we can provide the expertise to secure the compensation that you deserve no matter what caused the accident.
Don’t admit to the accident being your fault
Telling the police or the party involved in the accident that the accident was your fault is not something that you should do even if you feel it is. There are so many variables involved in an accident that you should handle this through the correct proceedures. If you admit fault in the heat of the moment, you could damage your claim beyond repair and make it possible for the other party to take the money that should have been awarded to you.
Record All Details
Writing down everything that happened is critical. If you are physically able to, collect contact details of the other people involved and witnesses. Ideally you would also be able to take photos of the scene after the accident and any damage caused to your vehicle. Of course, if you have been seriously injured, you won’t be able to. All information will be able to help you to win your case.
Don’t Sign Anything
You may be given forms by your insurance company or the legal representative of the other party, but don’t sign anything. You may be signing something that prevents you from taking your claim further. If you don’t understand any form, take legal advice.
Keep All Receipts Safe
If you had to pay any money for your medical care or anybody else after the accident, then save your receipts. Even if you what you paid out was considerably small, it may be counted as part of your deductible. If it was higher, then you could be given it back in the form of a compensatory cheque.
Estimates Should Not Be Accepted
Insurance companies like to give low estimates with regards to how much money you might get. This will not necessarily be correct, so do not accept this as a fact. Take the time and effort to do your own estimation of how much you may receive.
Following a car accident, there is a good chance your insurance premiums will go up. In addition to these costs there are a number of other financial strains that making a claim can help with, these include:
It is your right to make a claim for financial compensation if you have been in an accident through someone else's negligence.
The value of your claim is dependent on many factors:
Our claims calculator will help you to estimate what the value of your claim could be.
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Directors - Jonathan Dwek and Andrew Farley
The Directors of Claims Made Simple are all Solicitors of England and Wales.
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