Accident Claims: How Much Compensation Should You Get?

If you are in an accident that isn’t your fault, whether you were driving a car or were a pedestrian, you are entitled to compensation for any medical expenses you might have incurred from it. Road traffic accidents are very likely to happen, and as a result so are road accident claims.

Here at AYB Law we have a highly-trained team with expert knowledge in dealing with road traffic accident compensation claims, to ensure that you get the maximum compensation that your claim deserves.

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What You Need to Do

Calling the police to register a car accident is always an important step to take, even if the damage to the vehicle doesn’t seem too serious.  They will record the event officially, and you can get a copy for your personal use. This report will contain all of the important details about the accident and it might help settle a claim.

Collecting relevant information and documents regarding the accident will aid in the accident claim. Little details might seem unimportant at the time, but they might provide the extra evidence you need. You should collect photographs of the scene of the accident, of how the vehicle is damaged after the accident, of any injuries you sustained immediately after the accident, as well as prescriptions and medical exams, letters of work lost due to injuries, and documents relating to any other relevant cost you incurred.

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What Next?

Having a personal injury solicitor to represent you is always a good idea. They will facilitate the communications between you and the car insurance company to help prevent a quick dismissal, and they will expertly represent you and your case in order to get you the highest compensation for your case.

You can also make a claim against the responsible party for the vehicle accident when you don’t know who they are. If they do not have insurance or if you are unable to identify the driver, you can claim compensation through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) and make an MIB claim. The MIB ensures that if you are injured in an accident where you can’t bring the ones responsible to justice, you will still receive the compensation you are entitled to.

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How Much Should You Get?

A minor accident can easily result in a whiplash injury or in a broken bone. Our easy to use compensation calculator will provide you with a likely level of compensation you can get for accident claim compensation. You must keep in mind, however, that each claim has its own unique factors and that this calculator is a guideline only.

An injury to the neck could get you an amount between £16,000 and £35,000, in accidents that, for example, result in whiplash injuries. A minor injury to the head could give you compensation up to £2,500, while a serious injury could go up to £257,000.

A back injury can also keep you from working and earning money, and if you were to suffer a back injury you could be able to receive up to £110,000. A serious injury to your hands is debilitating,  and you could claim up to £130,000 of compensation.

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If you need information about making a compensation claim, feel free to contact us on 0800 0443 495 and our team will happily help.