The amount of compensation you could get from a car crash claim depends very much on how your accident happened and the extent of your injuries. In this article, you will find out more about these factors and the car crash claims process in general.
How your accident happened
You can make a claim for a car crash so long you were not wholly to blame for it. So if you were partly to blame you can still make a claim. Now obviously, the lesser your own liability is, the more compensation you can claim. If the claims process cannot determine who was at fault for an accident, then split liability may be agreed, leaving you with 75 or 50 percent of the original settlement demand (compensation amount).
When determining a fair and proportionate compensation figure, your injuries are the key factor. The extent of your injuries, your recovery period from those injuries and your prognosis for the future all have a big role to play. Also taken into account is how your injuries have affected your life since your accident, and if your accident has accelerated any pre-exiting medical conditions. The worse your injuries are and the bigger the impact they have had and will have on your life, the more compensation you can claim.
Claiming for car crash compensation
When it comes to claiming for car crash compensation, how your accident happened will be ascertained through an investigation process and the extent of your injuries will be ascertained through a medical examination. You will attend an interview with your lawyer at the start of the process so that you can make a statement and handover any documents and information that your solicitor requires to process your claim.
The medical examination will be stress-free and it will be conducted by an expert in your injuries. Usually, the personal conducting the examination will hold the title of consultant. If you cannot attend a medical examination, then it can be arranged so that the expert comes to you and this is often the case with injuries relating to paraplegia or paralysis.
No win, no fee and car crashes
No win, no fee agreements, or Conditional Fee Agreements, are the most common kind of agreement with car crashes because they stipulate that the claimant has no legal fees to pay upfront, during or after the claims process. However, you may still be billed by the other side if your claim loses – and this is the only real risk with no win, no fee. Your lawyer should explain all of this to you, however, and if you are unsure always ask for guidance.