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Last Updated on 13th May 2024 by John Black

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Being in a car accident is an incredibly traumatic experience that can leave you physically and emotionally injured. In cases where you have been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for any injuries or losses you have sustained. At Claims Bible, we understand that your health and well-being take priority following a car accident, which is why we can help you seek compensation in a simple, stress-free way.

What sort of road traffic accident injuries can I claim for?

Victims of road traffic accidents can claim compensation for a wide range of injuries, from minor bruises and whiplash to more severe injuries such as broken bones, spinal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Psychological injuries external link icon light blue, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can also be included if they result from the accident. The key to a successful claim is proving that another party was at fault for the accident. This could be another driver, a pedestrian, a cyclist, or even local authorities if poor road conditions were a contributing factor. The compensation awarded usually covers medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and any future losses or medical care required.

Is there a time limit on contacting a car accident lawyer?

In the UK, there is a general three-year time limit external link icon light blue for making a personal injury claim. This time period starts from the date of the accident or from the date you became aware of your injury being linked to the accident, which is known as the date of knowledge (as per the Limitation Act 1980) external link icon light blue. Due to the time limits imposed on making a road traffic accident claim, it’s important that you begin the claims process as quickly as possible. This will ensure that you’re within the time frame provided to make your claim, and it will also mean that you can potentially receive your compensation sooner rather than later.

How to claim with the help of a car accident lawyer

Working with a car accident lawyer for your claim will make the process of making your claim much easier to handle. At Claims Bible, we can team you up with our legal partners who specialise in this area of the law. That way, you will have competent legal counsel who can build a solid case for you and take your claim through the process successfully. Below is a general breakdown of the process we use at Claims Bible:

Compiling evidence

The first stage of the claims process involves compiling evidence to support your claim. This typically includes things like medical records to document injuries from the accident and correspondence between you and the other party.

Legal counsel

Next, we’ll team you up with our legal partners who can take a closer look at the specifics of your case. This will help them decide the best way to advance your case and can provide insights into potential compensation amounts.

Negotiations

One way to speed up the claims process is to enter negotiations with the other party to see if they are willing to agree to a settlement. This will provide you with the compensation you’re entitled to without taking the claim to court.

Legal action

If negotiations don’t work, then the next stage of the process is taking your claim to the courts. This will involve presenting your case, along with the compiled evidence, in front of a judge or arbitration panel. They will decide the final outcome of the case and will rule on the amount of compensation you receive.

How much compensation could a car accident solicitor claim for you?

Compensation amounts in the UK vary widely depending on the severity of the injuries and the impact on your lifestyle. For instance, minor injuries that resolve within a few months may attract lower compensation compared to injuries that have long-term or permanent effects. At Claims Bible, we will work with you to ensure that the compensation covers all potential damages incurred from the accident. This might include medical treatment, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering. In severe cases, it may also cover modifications to your home, ongoing care costs, and loss of future earnings.

Can car accident lawyers help if the other driver is uninsured?

Accidents involving uninsured drivers complicate the claims process, but compensation is still possible. The UK’s Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) external link icon light blue provides a means to claim in such situations. At Claims Bible, we can guide you through the MIB claim process, ensuring that you receive compensation even when the at-fault party lacks insurance.

No win no fee car accident claims

At Claims Bible, we operate on a “no win, no fee” arrangement, officially known as Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs). With this approach, you don’t have to pay us anything if your case isn’t a success. If the case is a success, then we will take a percentage of the compensation as payment. This way of working allows us to help all victims of car accidents – even if they can’t afford legal representation.

Can car accident solicitors help me if I’m at fault?

Even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you might still be able to claim compensation depending on the circumstances. This is known as a ‘split liability’ claim where the blame and the compensation are divided between the parties based on their degree of fault. At Claims Bible, we will ensure that your legal team negotiates the best possible outcome on your behalf, ensuring that your liability is fairly assessed and minimised. Working with Claims Bible means that you get the best legal experts fighting your corner to get the compensation you deserve. Start your claim today and check your eligibility in 5 minutes with our simple claims form.
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