Your Questions Answered
When Can I Claim Compensation?
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and it wasn’t your fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
You may have been:
1. The driver of a vehicle (such as a car, van, lorry, motorbike/motorcycle, bike/cycle) involved in a road accident caused by another driver.
2. A passenger in a vehicle (such as a car or bus) involved in a road traffic accident caused by either the driver of the vehicle you were travelling in or by another driver.
3. A pedestrian or a cyclist hit by a vehicle.
A common injury that occurs when you are involved in a road traffic accident is Whiplash. This is caused by a sudden or unexpected jolt, causing your neck to “whip” forwards and backwards.
Common symptoms from a whiplash type injury can include headaches, along with pain in the neck, back and shoulders. You may also feel dizzy and suffer from pins and needles or loss of feeling or sensation in the limbs. We recommend you seek medical advice as soon as possible after any form of injury suffered as a result of an accident. Remember if you were a passenger in a vehicle and the person driving was at fault you can still claim for compensation if you are injured. Do not worry if the driver is a family member or friend, as all legal actions will be directed at their respective insurance company, not them personally.
How Much Compensation Am I Entitled To?
It all depends on the extent of the injuries you have suffered. Average compensation claims range anywhere from £2,000 to £10,000. Serious or persistent injuries are substantially more. Other factors such as loss of earnings and out of pocket expenses are also recoverable.
Do I Have To Visit A Solicitor?
Not usually. In most cases the compensation claim is dealt with over the phone or in writing.
A member of our team would be happy to come out and visit you at your home and discuss with you all aspects of your potential claim.
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