Accident solicitors andPersonal Injury
claims are a part of life – with more people driving on the roads than ever before there has been a sharp increase in the amount of road related claims. Similarly, the home is a potentially dangerous place for the young and unwary. Despite our best efforts, we sometimes become injured through no fault of our own. If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer such an accident in the last three years, you are protected by law and legally permitted to make a claim for compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
Court try to judge the value of the injuries in terms of existing loss and damage together with future predicted losses. Without the assistance of a specialist UK accident solicitor the sheer quantity of the potential problems that you might not have considered can mean that you miss out on claiming for compensation you are legally due. You may not have experienced a problem today but there may be some in future that you are yet to consider – a legal professional has direct experience of this kind of situation and can advise you instantly on the things you want to think about and how to gain maximum compensation for your injuries.
There are two main types of damages that are claimed in courts – known as general damages and special damages.
General damages covers unspecific types of loss. These tend to be difficult to qualify as they are subjective issues including physical or psychological pain or having emotional problems as a result of an injury. General damages also covers ‘loss of amenity’ which is a term used to describe the sort of loss that leads to a reduction of the quality of life for someone.
Special damages are a little easier for a UK accident solicitor to work out and include :-
o Loss of earnings, now or predicted for the future.
o The expenses resulting from medical bills and therapy for problems.
o Specific damage to your property, such as a car.
o Insurance surfeits.
o The expenses relating to special care or specialist equipment related to care.
o Costs relating to vehicle hire or travel expenses.
o Expenses relating to accommodation.
As you can see, there are many things that can be compensated for under law if they are the result of the accident you suffered. There is no need for you to accept that ‘bad luck happens’ or that the resulting misfortune thanks to someone else’s fault must be paid for in full by you. The law exists to protect your rights and as such you are fully expected to utilise the power of the law to help protect you and your family. ,/p>
Seeking free legal advice from understanding professionals should be your next step. In the wake of an accident it is always hard to think about matters not directly related to wellbeing today but time is unfortunately of the essence when it comes to legal rights. In the United Kingdom, most claims made for compensation of this type are actually settled out of the courts – making everything much easier. It is however still a daunting prospect especially for most people who have no experience of legal issues. This is where we help hundreds of clients each week.
By filling in the form on this webpage one of our friendly experts will be in touch to offer you some free advice as to your specific situation. There is no charge for this service and you are under no obligation to use our service. We don’t badger you with calls – our aim is simply to help. Our professionals work on a No Win No Fee
basis, meaning that even if you lose, there is no fee for our service.