WHAT CAN YOU CLAIM FOR?
If you have suffered losses as a result of the accident then you are entitled to make a claim to recover the losses from the Defendant / Defendant insurer.
You are entitled to make a claim for injuries suffered as a result of the accident. Some injuries may be very severe but the most common injury resulting from an accident is whiplash.
Whiplash injury is caused with sudden movements of the head and neck and the most common injuries suffered can result in pain to the neck, shoulders, headaches and back pain.
The injury may last a couple of weeks, several months or even several years, we will best advise you on how to proceed with your claim.
Other injuries resulting from a road traffic accident:
- Broken arms / legs
- Injured knees
- Psychological injuries (sleeping issues, stress, nervousness, depression etc)
- Injured wrists
- Nose / Dental / Facial injuries
Even if the injury was minor, you will still be entitled to make a claim, as we have recovered compensation of over £1000 for an injury which lasted only a few weeks, therefore please contact us for your free consultation.
Generally the vehicle driver is the owner and will make the claim for the damage, but if you were a passenger in your own vehicle and wish to make a claim for the damage resulting from a non fault accident to your own vehicle then you are entitled to do so.
The Defendant will be liable to put the vehicle back in its position had the accident not have happened. If the vehicle is repairable then the Defendant will be liable for the repair cost and if the vehicle is a total loss then the Defendant will be liable for the pre accident value of your vehicle.
If the vehicle you were a passenger in was owned by you and is not roadworthy due to the accident, then you may be able to make a claim for a replacement hire vehicle, storage and recovery charges. Please contact us and we will be able to advise you further.
LOSS OF USE
If you do not have access to your damaged vehicle as a result of the accident and choose not to hire a replacement vehicle then you can claim loss of use, which on average recovered amount is £15-£20 per day.
GENERAL EXPENSES / TRAVEL EXPENSES
If you have reasonable general expenses (i.e. medicine, clothing, etc) and travel expenses as a result of the accident then please keep all receipts and we will claim the expenses back on your behalf.
LOSS OF EARNINGS
If you have had to take time off as a result of the accident, then you will be able to make a claim for loss of earnings.
The claim for losses is unlimited to all reasonable losses resulting from the accident.
The losses may be past losses but if the accident has affected future losses, i.e. earnings, job prospects, holidays etc, then the claim may be significant and you will need an experienced solicitor helping you with the claims process.
As a result of the accident you may wish to have private treatment, such as private consultations, surgeries, physiotherapy, CBT (for non physical injuries such as stress, depression etc) and you will be able to claim for the same from the Defendant and we can help you with this.
If you have been cared for by family, friends or a private company as a result of the accident, then you are entitled to make a claim on their behalf for the cost of the care. If a family member or friend provided care, then you can claim an hourly rate on their behalf depending on the care provided.
We and a medical expert will assess your needs and be able to recommend the possible treatments to consider.