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Claiming After A Car Accident

Claiming After a Road Traffic Accident

Passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists or cyclists can all be involved in a road traffic accident, not just car drivers. If you would like to make a compensation claim after a road traffic accident, then First Personal Injury can help.

Steps to Take

Immediately after a road traffic accident, there are many different steps that you can take to help improve the chances of your claim being successful. These include: 

  • Collect contact details from witnesses who saw the accident so that they can later be called upon to make a statement.
  • If you are able, get as much of the other driver/vehicle owner’s contact details, including address, phone number and insurance information.
  • Take photographs of the accident scene. You should also take photographs of any visible damage, such as damage to a car or to your body if it is possible to take these photographs without causing you any suffering. 
  • Write down notes about exactly what occurred as soon as possible so that the facts do not get muddled.
  • if you feel your injuries require it, you should visit your doctor so that they can record your injuries. 

After experiencing an accident, you should contact a solicitor who specialises in personal injury claims. If you have all of the accident details, including photos or notes on the crash, then it is more likely that the claim will be successful. 

What Happens Next

Your personal injury solicitors will contact the third party’s insurance company detailing the reasons why their client is to blame for the accident. A medical expert may be asked to examine your injuries and produce a report detailing them. Compensation will be calculated based upon the pain and suffering/the impact upon your ability to function, as highlighted by the medical report. Your solicitor will also calculate your compensation in accordance with any financial losses/expenses related to your injuries, such as having to pay for treatment. 

Acknowledgment from a third-party insurance company must be received within twenty-one days of notifying them. Within three months, it must be confirmed if the other party’s insurance company is going to settle the claim or whether the case will have to go to court. 

There is usually a three-year time limit, beginning upon the day of your accident, to make personal injury claims so it is important that you contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case. Compensation amounts are also best understood when discussing your case directly with a personal injury solicitor. However, our compensation calculator outlines general guidelines about compensation amounts.

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. 

First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online. 

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