Accident Claims Guide
Our specialist Accident compensation claims Solicitors are here to offer free legal advice for your accident claims. Give us a call today anytime for advice on your accident claim.
If you have been a victim of a car accident and can prove liability on the third party then you might be entitled to make an Accident Claim.
Accident Claims are legal requests on behalf of victims of an accident for compensation for all the damages they have incurred since the accident occurred.
The Accident Claims should be started within three years and you must be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt the negligence on the third party. If your claim is viable, our Accident Claims Solicitors will take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. The three year timeline starts from when the accident occurred.
Important to note is that Accident claim process is different depending on what type of claim it is and this will also depend on how long it will take to settle the claim. Some may take a few weeks to months while others take years if they are complicated. For this reason, we may not give you an accurate time line of events but we try to work as swift as we can.
What should I do if you get involved in an Accident?
If you have been involved in an accident;
- Take the driver names and address.
- Note the car model and number plate. If it is a public transport vehicle, note the company name and the fleet number so that you can call their office and record the accident claim with them.
- Take as many pictures of the scene and the cars involved in the accident showing the areas affected.
- Seek medical attention as soon as you can
- Make clear notes of everything that happened
- Keep a record of all your financial loss. This can be hospital and prescription receipts, accommodation and travel expenses.
- Take witness statements and their numbers for future contact if you intend to make a accident compensation claim.
Different Types of Accident Claims
There are various types of accidents that you can claim for compensation. Most commonly are car accidents followed by slip trip and fall. You need to keep in mind is that you have to prove negligence to make an Accident claim – but here at claim justice we offer free legal advice and we can tell you within a few minutes if you have a valid compensation accident claim or not.
Here at Claim Justice, we deal with various Accident claims including;
- Car Accident claims
- Accidents at work claims
- Slips, trips and falls
- Bus accident Claims
- Taxi Accident Claims
What Can you Claim for Accident Claims?
For any Accident Claim, your compensation will be for special damages and general damages incurred.
General damages – This is the compensation you receive for any physical injuries you sustained. If you suffered psychological trauma a medical report can also be used to determine how much you get.
Special damages – this is the pay-out you receive to cover any loss of income due to the accident. This can be compensation for travel expenses, loss of income due to being off work, counselling expenses and so on.
Compensation Amount For Accident Claims?
The amount you get in compensation will depend on the severity of your injury- how it affects your day to day running, the medical costs and any other financial losses you may have in record. How long the legal proceedings take is not predictable and it varies from case to case.
No Win No Fee For Accident Claims
If you use the facilities of our No Win No Fee Solicitors, you are only supposed to pay the legal costs if you receive compensation. Otherwise, you owe the solicitor nothing. If you lose, you may still be eligible to pay the other side’s legal fees and any other fees that they incurred. Your solicitor will advise you on insurance plans to take in order to safe guard yourself against such occurrences.
Reach out today for a free consultation on 0121 565 4317 and we will get you the right compensation that you deserve.