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We have designed this page to provide help how the compensation claims process works for people who have suffered from a personal injury. You can find information about different types of accident claims as well as personal injury claims. if you are looking more information on a specific type of claim simply complete the contact form for free advice.
What to do When you are faced with a car accident:
Being involved in a car crash can be extremely traumatic and even relatively minor car accidents can cause both physical and psychological injuries. It’s always important to be prepared and know what to do in the unfortunate event of an accident.
If you have been involved in a car accident, it is necessary that you seek medical attention as soon as you can either from your GP or A&E. Not only will this ensure that you receive appropriate treatment right away, but it will also help later on should you choose to proceed with a personal injury claim.
After you have been involved in a Road Traffic Accident, seeking medical attention and then you should try to gather information about the accident such as:
- Contact information and insurance details of those involved.
- Names and numbers of any witnesses.
- Exact accident location.
It is important to gather as much information as possible, as it may be vital if your compensation claim is disputed.
Whether you are a driver, passenger or pedestrian, if you have suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence on the roads, you may be able to make a car accident claim for compensation. If you win compensation can help you to recover the costs of expensive medical bills or lost wages while you are recovering from the accident. It’s a good idea to talk to one of our experienced and qualified staff to see whether you can make a claim or not.
Typical injuries caused by car accidents Due to the nature of car accidents, the types of injuries suffered can range from minor scrapes and bruises to serious, lifelong disability. If you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, we deal with all types of injuries, including: Whiplash, Brain injury, Spinal injury, Broken bones, Burn injury, Paralysis and Fatal injury etc.
Listed above are just a small number of the injuries which can be the result of a car accident. At MSF Assist, we offer our services to claim the compensation for all and any injuries. Our Experienced and specialist solicitors team have years of experience working on these types of cases and recover compensation for our clients.
The process for making a car accident claim
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, your first step should be to contact MSF Assist’s personal injury specialist team as soon as possible. We will provide all the information you need to know about making a claim, building a case and getting the compensation you deserve.
Most car accidents take place because of a driver’s negligence or poor judgement. In order to be eligible to make a claim, somebody (third Party) other than yourself must be at fault for the accident. This means that if you are at fault for the crash, you won’t be able to claim for any compensation, even if you were injured. However, any passengers in a car who were injured in an accident caused by the driver’s negligence will be able to make a claim against the driver’s insurance company.
Different types of compensation
The amount of compensation you receive from your Road Traffic Accident claim is determined by combining two different types of damages – general and special. They are calculated separately using different methods:
General Damages – Covers any pain and suffering caused by the injuries you have suffered. Judges are provided with guideline compensation amounts for different types of injuries; for example, a fractured femur with complete recovery would result in the awarding of general damages between £7,370 and £11,385. General damages will also be awarded for any impact on your day-to-day life, including the inability to continue enjoying any hobbies, such as gardening, football, hiking, etc.
Special Damages – All financial loss or expenses resulting from your injuries will be covered by special damages. This includes loss of earnings (and loss of future earnings if you are unable to return to work), medical expenses (and any foreseeable ongoing medical expenses), travel costs, and any care needs. Special damages will also cover any necessary equipment, such as wheelchairs, or any modifications that need to be made to your home if you suffer from long-term mobility issues due to your injuries.
Free legal advice about your car accident, No Win No Fee
Soliciting the advice of an expert personal injury lawyer doesn’t have to cost a penny! Many of our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers agree to work on a no win no fee basis. No win no fee is an agreement between the client and solicitor which stipulates that you won’t be responsible for covering any costs or legal fees if you lose your claim. We believe that you shouldn’t be forced to live with the consequences of another driver’s negligence just because you can’t afford costly upfront legal fees.
Do you have any questions about your car accident claim? We can help. Contact us today; our personal injury specialists are waiting for your call.