Car Accident Compensation Claims
If you have been involved in a car accident and that was not your fault, our road traffic accident solicitors can help with your compensation claims.
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Car Accident Compensation Claim
If you have been involved in a car accident which wasn’t your fault, irrespective of whether you were driving the car, suffered whiplash as a passenger or were a pedestrian involved in a collision, you may be able to be compensated for your sufferings.
Some common types of car accidents that lead to compensation claims are listed below:
- Reckless/dangerous driving
- Unreasonable speeding
- The driver being distracted
- Failing to stop at junctions
United Solicitors has an experienced team of specialist road traffic accident injury claim solicitors who understand road traffic accident claims and offer free legal advice.
No Win No Fee Solicitors in Manchester
As highly experienced personal injury solicitors in Manchester, we handle the majority of all our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. It means, if you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal costs.
What are the eligibility criteria for car accident claims?
Before we take on your claim, it is necessary to establish that the other road user owed the claimant a duty of care, and due to their negligence, that duty was broken and the claimant sustained injuries because of this.
There are also instances where the accident could be your fault as a driver, but in legal terms that may not always be the case, for example your car hit another vehicle due to the condition of the road, then you may still be able to claim.
What evidence is needed for a car accident claim?
It is advisable to get hold of evidence such as CCTV footage, dash cam footage from yourself or witnesses, including any witness details, and also if you reported it to the police it is important to inform us of this and provide us with police reports.
This information will ensure your compensation claim process can be dealt with in a more efficient manner as it will be easier for us to compile a case against the third party, and you will receive your compensation sooner.
What is the average payout for a car accident claim?
The payout for a car accident claim depends on the severity of injuries, as every car crash claim is assessed individually, and compensation depends on your specific circumstances.
There are a number of losses that can arise from a car accident claim, including, but not limited to, general damages, additional travel expenses and loss of earnings.
General damages are compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced due to the collision, as well as any loss of amenities.
Special damages are compensation for any financial losses such as loss of earnings, medical expenses, etc.
How long will it take to make a pedestrian accident compensation claim?
Most people will have three years to make a car accident compensation claim, however, it does not always take three years and it depends on each the individual circumstances of each case and whether the insurer of the driver you believe was at fault admits responsibility.
However, if the insurer of the driver you believe was at fault does not admit fault, your claim can take longer as there will be a negotiation process, which may lead to having to go to court for a judge to decide.
This is why it is important to begin the process as soon as possible if you have been injured in a car accident claim.
Why choose United Solicitors for personal injury claims?
We help thousands of clients per year with their injury claims. We will work hard to get the deserved compensation and we will give you clear, jargon-free advice and guidance so you can be in complete control of your claim.
- Agree to represent you on a “No Win, No Fee” basis which means you pay nothing to us but you might be liable to pay the defendant costs if you lose and;
- Make sure you receive your maximum entitlement to compensation. We won’t settle for less.
Call United Solicitors on 0161 225 8181 or contact us online to get in touch with one of our no win no fee solicitors in Manchester to get free legal advice.