Compensation For Road Traffic Accidents In The UK
If you have suffered an injury because of a car accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to a car accident compensation lawsuit. No matter whether you were the driver, the passenger, or a pedestrian during the accident, you have the right to be compensated for all your medical expenses, lost earnings, lost potential future earnings, and other expenses directly related to the accident.
At Angelus Law, we have helped hundreds of clients injured in road accidents in the UK to claim compensation for the injuries they suffered. We pride ourselves on offering honest, ethical service to all our clients.
You can be sure that we treat each of our clients as individuals – we don’t use a one-size-fits-all approach to the cases we handle. We take the time to understand your circumstances and work to deliver the maximum compensation possible for your case.
What You Should Do After a Road Traffic Accident ?
A road traffic accident is any accident that happens as a result of traffic on the road, including bikes, motorcycles, cars, vans, and lorries. The first thing you want to do immediately after the accident is to seek medical attention. This will be vital in identifying any injuries that you might initially be unaware of, considering you’ll most likely be in a state of shock following the accident. This will also help support any claims you make later on.
It is also advisable to call the police to the scene of the accident, even if the damage on the cars seem minor. This way, you will get an official record of everything, which is paramount for such cases. When you can, even at a later date, obtain a copy of the official police report and keep it safe. It contains essential details that will help you when filing a claim. In some cases, the report will include the police officer’s opinion of the party responsible for the accident.
It’s also wise to get details such as full names, phone numbers, and addresses of people involved in the accident as well as those who were witnesses to what happened. Make sure you also keep receipts of any costs that you incurred because of the accident. Costs such as ambulance services, transport to medical appointments, care and treatment costs, etc. will help to strengthen your case.
WITH ANGELUS LAW, YOU GET :
The best possible chance of recovering the compensation you rightfully deserve
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A personalized service with regular updates
What if the Accident was your Fault?
Well, if you were at fault in the accident, you’ll most likely be unable to make a claim. Nevertheless, if it’s not yet clear who was responsible, or if there’s more than one person at fault, it’s worth consulting with us to find out whether it’s possible to pursue a claim. In case you were just partly to blame, any average payout as compensation for the accident will likely be significantly lower than if you were not at fault.
What Compensation Can You Claim for in Road Traffic Accident Claims?
The amount you can claim for as compensation for the road accident will depend on factors such as:
The extent of your injuries
The financial costs and losses incurred from the accident
Initially, your solicitor will consider all the different ways that the road accident has affected your life. They will then take these into consideration and calculate an accurate compensation amount you can claim for. This calculation will factor in both general damages and special damages.
General damages are typically awarded for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity suffered. The awards for general damages in the UK are set by the Judicial College and are published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are meant to cover financial expenses and losses that you’ve suffered following an accident. Some examples of special damages that you can claim for include:
Medical treatment costs
Lost earnings (along with lost potential future earnings)
Travel costs (to and from medical appointments)
Cost of adapting your car or home
Cost of care
Is There a Time Limit for Filing Car Accident Claims?
Yes. The time limit for making a road traffic accident claim is 3 years from the date of the accident, or 3 years from the date the injury was diagnosed and can be proven to be directly caused by the car accident. In some cases, the 3-year limit might be extended, but you should try to get legal advice sooner than later to ensure you can still file your claim.
How Long do Claims Take?
This is quite difficult to answer accurately, especially without full details regarding your case. The kind of injuries suffered and the areas of dispute in a case will vary significantly from case to case. Plus, if you suffered severe injuries, it could take a long time not only to recover but also gather enough medical evidence to value your injuries correctly. Keep in mind that the other party may choose to dispute some, all, or none of your claim, which will affect whether the matter has to be taken to court or whether a quick settlement is possible.
Can You Make a No Win No Fee Car Accident Injury Claim?
We understand that funding a personal injury claim can be very expensive, and it might put some people off from making one altogether. This is why at Angelus Law, we provide legal services on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.
This ideally removes a potential obstacle to making a claim by making sure that you don’t have to pay anything to file a claim. You don’t have to pay any fees if we’re unsuccessful with your compensation claim. When we do win you compensation, a portion of the amount will go towards our fees.
Why Choose Angelus Law?
As personal injury specialists, the solicitor team at Angelus Law care about the clients they work with. They are always ready to answer any questions and concerns you might have regarding your case. All our clients also enjoy a hassle-free process, your own dedicated claims expert, no lengthy paperwork, and regular updates about your case.
We also provide all our clients with a free initial consultation, where you receive expert legal advice about any claim you’d like to pursue, with absolutely no obligation to work with us. Get in touch with us today and make the first step towards making a compensation claim.
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Get in Touch
There are many ways you can get in touch with us to start your claim. You can call us, email us, or send us a message via our website.
Review Your Claim
Our expert team of solicitors will review your case and let you know if you have a claim.
Start Claim Process
We will then start acting on your behalf and send a letter of claim to the defendant to start the legal process.
Wait for Your Outcome
We will keep you informed on the progress of your claim and if successful let you know.