If you have been injured in a car crash, you probably have many questions about making a claim. Below, we have answered the most frequently asked car crash questions, to help you understand your rights better and decide whether making a claim is worthwhile for you.
What types of injury can I claim for?
You can make a claim for any injuries sustained in a car crash. The most common injuries sustained in road traffic accidents are whiplash and cuts and bruises.
Can I make a claim if I was a passenger?
Yes you can. Under the circumstances, your claim will be with the motor insurer of the party responsible for the accident in which you were injured. This may be the driver of the car you were in, or it may be the driver of the other vehicle involved in your car crash.
Can I make a claim if I was injured in a taxi or other private hire vehicle?
Yes, your legal right to make car crash claims remains the same as if you were injured in your own car or in a family member’s car.
What if I was involved in a hit and run?
If you were injured in a hit and run accident and the other party has never been traced, or they have been traced but they have no means of paying you compensation, such as if they were uninsured, then you can still make a claim with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
How long do car crash claims take to process?
Car crash claims can take as little as 6-8 weeks to process or they can take several months to process. Without understanding the circumstances surrounding your case we cannot provide you with an accurate estimate. What we can say however is that car crash claims do require significant investigation and the more complex your case is the longer it will take.
What is ‘no win, no fee’?
‘No win, no fee’ is a type of client-solicitor agreement which stipulates that you have no legal fees to pay upfront nor any of your own solicitor’s fees to pay should your claim lose. The only downside you need to be aware of is that should your claim lose, then you may be liable for the other side’s costs and you will likely be billed by them.
How much compensation will I be awarded?
This very much depends on the type of injuries you have sustained, the extent of those injuries and how those injuries have and will affect your life. We could give you a far better estimate if we knew more about your case. To speak with one of our claims advisors and get an estimate, call us for free and with no obligation today on 0800 157 1437.