Making a claim for road accident compensation

Claiming compensation following a road accident is not, as is often supposed, about making money out of an unfortunate event. Even in cases where sustained injuries are comparatively minor, the emotional and financial costs can prove difficult and upsetting.

Making a claim for compensation can help to combat the upheaval of an accident and will provide vital funds when you need them the most. That's because a personal injury compensation award is intended to put you back in the position you were in before the accident, meaning that compensation can address any financial outlays you've had to make as a result of an accident, or medical costs you've had to meet.

Shock and distress
It’s rare for anyone who has been involved in a road accident not to face some difficulties in the days immediately after the accident. In spite of the statistical evidence concerning the number of accidents our roads see every year, few of us ever expect it to happen to us. So when it does, the shock and distress can be significant.

Financial implications
The law accepts that along with potential physical injury, a road accident is likely to result in some degree of financial outlay. And if the accident was not your fault, then it is unfair that you should have to meet those costs from your own pocket and not be compensated.

Expenses you may meet following a road accident
When considering what compensation an injured person is entitled to, expenditure such as prescription costs, loss of earnings through taking time off work and travel expenses to receive recommended treatment, are all taken into account. This enables you to recover your costs and not face being out of pocket as a result of an accident that wasn't your fault

Leading personal injury solicitors
One of our leading personal injury solicitors can advise you on what expenses you can claim as part of your compensation award. It is therefore wise for anyone in the midst of making a personal injury claim to start keeping a record, and retaining receipts, of any money that they’ve had to pay in relation to the road accident.

Expert legal advice on making a road accident compensation claim
If you need any further help or would like to get your road accident compensation claim underway, then call us today on 0800 7838 846 or click here to contact us online.

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*Where replacement vehicle costs can be recovered from the insurance company of the person who caused the accident. Where this person is untraceable or uninsured, or where there is a dispute over liability, a replacement vehicle cannot be provided.