Road Traffic Accidents

car_accident_compensationMany people who have fallen victim to a car accident do not make a claim for compensation because they believe it is complicated and expensive; this is simply not the case. Whatever the type of car accident you may have been involved in, if it was somebody else’s fault, you may be entitled to make a no win no fee compensation claim.

We appreciate that compensation will not make up for the car accident you have been involved in however it will certainly assist you getting on with your life. Clinch Solicitors can prove imperative in some claims, such as where a disability has been suffered and the injured persons home requires modifying.

How Much Compensation Will I Receive

Clinch Solicitors may cover various losses. You can make an injury claim and get compensation for any personal injuries to you, as well as for other financial losses you have incurred as a result of an accident. Compensation can be claimed for the damage to your car and property, including insurance policy excess and hire charges. Any loss of earnings caused by the accident and even a handicap on the open labour market may be the subject of a car accident claim.

The sum of compensation you will receive will be based on your individual circumstances. When valuing a car accident compensation claim several factors are considered these include the type of injury and severity of the injury suffered. Solicitors and barristers will rely on a number of sources to value a claim including the Judicial Studies board guidelines. This part of the claim is known as general damages. As well as the actual injury parties incur various financial expenses e.g. travel costs and loss of earnings. Both general and special damages are discussed in further detail below.

General Damages

The principal items claimed in this category are for “pain and suffering” and “loss of amenity”. Pain describes the physical pain caused or consequential to the injury arising directly out of the accident. Suffering is the mental aspect of the injury and includes anxiety and stress. Amenity means the loss of enjoyment of life.

Special damages

As stated above special damages cover the other financial losses which have been and will be incurred as a result of an accident e.g. any medications, loss of earnings or out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident. Other items that can be claimed under category include:-

  • nursing care full or part time
  • conversion of cars for permanently disabled victims
  • repairs to cars, motorcycles or bicycles, a hire car, loss of no claims bonus or excess

Costs of medical treatment

Special damages take into consideration any losses which may be incurred in the future including loss of earnings.

How to know if you are entitled to road traffic accident compensation

If you have had a car accident and suffered an injury as a result someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a car accident and you wish to make a compensation claim, we can assist. At Clinch Solicitors we work on a no win, no fee basis To find out more or to make your claim, call the Clinch Solicitors on 0161 441 0390.