Car accidents

 

By Adam Fletcher

If you find yourself in the unlucky position of having a car accident there are quite a few legal implications you may need to consider. For instance, if any road rules have been broken in the course of the accident, criminal proceedings may be started. To that end it is very important to speak to a criminal solicitor as soon as possible. If you believe you weren’t at fault for the accident and have suffered an injury, you may be eligible for compensation.

Compensation

In terms of compensation for personal injury or damage as a result of the accident, a personal injury solicitor will be able to assist you establish who is liable both legally and in terms of compensation.

Car accidents and personal injury claims

A personal injury claim is made when a person suffers an injury from an accident that is no fault of their own. The claim is made by a personal injury expert on behalf of the claimant against the other party (the defendant) and their insurance company. Medical reports on the injury and any long-term effects will need to be written by an expert and the parties will then attempt to negotiate compensation. If a settlement can’t be reached the two parties will have to go to court and the court will order the defendant to pay damages and legal costs if the claim is successful.

Car accidents and damages

Claims can not only be made for personal injury but also for the damage to a vehicle resulting from an accident or, if a vehicle is written off for the value of the vehicle prior to the accident. This value will be assessed by an independent expert to ensure fairness and the claim will be made to the defendant’s insurance company.

If you’d like to know whether or not you can claim compensation for personal injury or financial loss as the result of a car accident, call Caven on 08001 221 2299 and have a chat with one of our dedicated case handlers who will be able to point you in the direction of an expert personal injury solicitor.

Adam Fletcher is one of Caven’s most knowledgeable case handlers with extensive experience in this matter from dealing with clients on a day-to-day basis.

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