How Much Could I Receive For My Injuries?
The question of the amount of compensation which you'll be awarded in the event of a successful car crash claim is often at the forefront of people's minds when deciding whether to make a claim or not. Clearly, a painful or distressing injury is something that could stay with a person for years, perhaps for their whole life. Even minor injuries can cause great discomfort and inconvenience, and the long term psychological effects of what might at first seem to be a 'small' accident can linger and debilitate for many years. Whatever the circumstances, making a successful claim on a no win no fee basis can often be the first step towards putting the accident behind you.
The exact amount you might be able to claim depends entirely upon the circumstances of your accident and the severity of any personal injuries sustained. When reaching a decision, the court will use the Judicial Studies Guide, a set of legal standards which lists injuries to various parts of the body and details how much car accident compensation is payable for each specific injury, taking it's severity into account. For example, someone suffering from minor whiplash can expect to receive £1,000 - £6,000.
This is only part of the picture, however. Other factors which weigh on the amount of compensation paid include:
- Recovery time.
- Loss of earnings.
- Loss of future earnings - should the accident have a long term effect upon your ability to do your job properly.
- Travel expenses incurred.
- Medical costs, including any costs for prescriptions and for hiring carers to aid you in your recovery.
Once you've detailed the exact nature of your accident, and any medical reports have been read, our expert solicitors will be in a much better position to give you an idea of how much compensation you are likely to receive.