If you have been injured in a car accident, we hope it has not caused you any injury. If it has, however, it is your legal right to compensation if the accident was not your fault.
One of the questions we are asked often by car crash victims is how much compensation for car accident injuries they can claim. The amount of compensation you may be awarded for your car accident injuries is influenced by a few different factors. These include:
- The extent of your injuries;
- Your recovery period from your injuries;
- Your prognosis for the future;
- The financial impact your injuries have had and will have on you.
With the exception of the last factor on the list above, these factors will be ascertained through a medical examination. You will have to attend a medical examination in order for your claim to be processed. Without a medical report from an expert, the question of how much compensation for car accident injuries you are awarded is replaced with the question of whether or not you will receive any compensation at all; to process your claim, both sides need proof of injury, and this medical report is the only real proof available.
The more extensive your injuries are and the bigger the affect they have had and will have on your life, then the more compensation you can realistically expect. However, you are also able to claim back any lost income as a result of your accident including any relevant out of pocket expenses. Add this compensation to your injury compensation, and how much compensation for car accident injuries you are awarded will increase substantially. You will have to prove any such damages by providing your solicitor with wage slips and receipts.
How long will it take to get my compensation?
This is impossible to say without first understanding the circumstances of your case. All cases are different so estimates can only be provided on a case-by-case basis. Having said that, our specialist car accident lawyers have processed car accident claims in as little as 6-8 weeks although the more complex your case is the longer it will take.
In addition to this, some insurance companies are also notoriously slow at processing personal injury claims, and a lot does depend on the efficiency of the other side.
Find out how much compensation for car accident injuries you could get today
To get a better estimated pay-out for your car accident injuries, call our free and no obligation helpline today on 0800 157 1437. Our helpline is staffed by experienced claims advisors who can inform you on your rights and answer all your claims-related questions.