If you are unfortunate enough to have ever been involved in a car collision accident, the chances are you are unlikely to forget about it in a hurry. Accidents involving heavy motor vehicles have the potential to be extremely damaging not only to your vehicle if you were travelling in one at the time of the accident, but also to yourself and can have repercussions that can last for many years after the event. Collision accidents can involve heavy motor vehicles colliding with pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists as well as with other vehicles on the road and have many different causes and consequences for those involved.
Suffering personal injury in an accident of this type can be enormously traumatic for the victim even at the best times but is perhaps even worse when someone else was to blame. That’s why Tyler’s car collision lawyers are here to help you win the compensation that is rightfully yours. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of a car collision accident and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
How Much Could I Be Entitled To Claim For Car Collision Injuries?
It is difficult to detail typical amounts of compensation that can be awarded for bodily injuries sustained in car collision accidents as every case is different and multiple parts of the body can be injured in different ways at the same time and to different degrees. If you are interested in finding out more about compensation amounts visit our Claims Compensation Calculator.
If you have suffered whiplash in a car collision accident, depending on the extent of your injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation ranging from a few hundred to many thousands of pounds. As a general guide, the amount of compensation typically awarded for different degrees of whiplash injuries include:
- Between £850 and £2,900 for the least serious whiplash injuries where neck pain lasts between a few weeks and a year.
- Between £2,900 and £5,200 for slightly more serious injury where pain persists for up to two years.
- Between £5,200 and £9,000 for moderate whiplash injuries where neck pain lasts for some years after the accident, and there is a significant risk of the pain returning.
- Between £9,000 and £16,500 for permanent or recurring stiffness in the neck.
- Between £16,500 and £97,500 for the most serious whiplash injuries where the pain is very severe, and there is extensive damage to the cervical vertebrae of the neck.
What Are The Most Common Injuries Sustained In Car Collision Accidents?
Perhaps the most common injuries that result from collision accidents are broken and fractured bones and sprained and strained joints. Severe damage can also be sustained to the soft tissues of the body such as the skin, muscle, tendons and ligaments. Damage to the blood vessels is also common in car collision accidents which are why victims involved in them will often require blood transfusions that may well save their lives. Damage to the eyes can also occur as foreign objects such as glass from the windows of the vehicles involved in the accident can be propelled towards them at high speed, and amputation of limbs may be necessary. Amongst the most serious injuries that can result from car collision accidents are paralysis, damage to any of the vital internal organs if the victim is crushed between two surfaces and amputation of limbs may be necessary. Organ damage can lead to internal bleeding and, if bad enough, can be fatal.
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Whiplash is another common injury resulting from car collision accidents and ranks as one of the main injuries covered by most major insurance companies. Whiplash is a colloquial term describing a collection of injuries to the neck caused by sudden distortion and extension. Whiplash happens most often in car accidents where the victim’s head jolts forward and then back again suddenly and violently when another vehicle crashes into the back of the victim’s stationary vehicle. The jamming mechanism in seatbelts prevents the body from moving during a car accident, but they don’t stop the head and neck from moving as well which possibly explains why these injuries are so common. Whiplash can also be caused by bungee jumping and slips, trips and falls, although car accidents still account for the vast majority of such injuries. As well as whiplash, you could also suffer a slipped disc in your back in a car collision accident.
What Can I Claim Compensation For?
If you have been involved in a vehicle crash that wasn’t your fault, there are some things you can make a compensation claim for against the insurance company of the person who caused the accident. Above all, you can claim compensation for any personal bodily injury you may have suffered as well as for any medical treatment and travelling expenses if you have had to travel to any medical appointments as a result of the injury you sustained from the car collision. To claim compensation for either of these things, you should retain any bus tickets you have as proof or, if you have travelled by car, you could claim compensation for a mileage rate which is typically set at around 40p a mile.
Also related to personal injury, you can additionally make a compensation claim for nursing expenses if the injuries you sustained were so bad that you required professional nursing assistance. Likewise, you can claim compensation for care and assistance expenses if friends or family members gave up any of their own valuable time to help look after you and nurse you back health. Nursing and care assistance compensation claims are normally based on an hourly rate and will require you to provide statements from those who helped you to make a successful compensation claim in this area.
If you were due to go on holiday and couldn’t because of your injury or if you went but didn’t enjoy your time away as a direct result of the injury you sustained in the collision accident then you could also make a loss of holiday compensation claim. The amount of compensation that is typically awarded for a loss of holiday claim corresponds to the cost of the holiday itself. You can also make a claim for any time you have had to take off work to recover as well as for the general pain and suffering you have had to endure as a result of the injury you sustained in the accident. The money can also help pay for any adaptations you may need to make to your house and car if you have been left with some degree of residual disability.
What Else Can I Claim For Other Than Personal Injury?
In addition to personal injury, you can also make a claim for any damage to your private property. If the vehicle you were driving was damaged, you could make a vehicle collision damage compensation claim that covers the cost of the repairs. If damage to the vehicle is too extensive and beyond repair and, as a consequence, has had to be written off, you can make a claim for a sum that is equal to its value depending on its age, mileage and condition before the accident. If you have had to hire another vehicle while yours is being repaired, then you could be entitled to make a cost of hire vehicle claim, or if you have chosen not to, you could make a loss of vehicle claim that is calculated and based on a daily rate.
You could make a vehicle recovery compensation claim that covers the cost of the vehicle needing to be towed from the scene to be repaired elsewhere and, if you have entered into a legal credit agreement to pay for the vehicle, you could make a vehicle credit repair and hire claim. In the event of the vehicle being written off, you could make a loss of fuel compensation claim for an amount that corresponds to the value of the volume of petrol that was in the tank at the time of the accident and if your vehicle has had to be stored whilst awaiting repair, you could make a vehicle storage expenses compensation claim. Caution must be exercised with this particular claim as keeping the vehicle in storage for a period deemed excessive will be regarded as unreasonable, and you may consequently not be compensated as a result.
How Tylers Solicitors Will Pursue Your Car Collision Accident Claim
If you have suffered any degree of bodily harm as a result of being involved in a car collision accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation. To make a claim, the accident must have happened a maximum of three years ago, and you must be able to prove that it was caused by someone else. In your first consultation with us, it won’t be necessary to report all stages of your incident. We will inform you of the legal proceedings and by asking you to answer a few questions. From the information we gather, we will assess your eligibility to claim and how much your claim could be expected to pay out. Like some of our clients, you may have evidence of the where and when the incident took place. We will let you know if we need these as evidence for your claim. We may contact the police and your doctor on your behalf for records of your accident. As we operate all over the UK. As a claims case required documentation, we use a paper trail allowing us to help claimants all through the UK. We will update you immediately should any developments in your case arise.
Our lawyers will use all their skill, expertise and many years combined experience do the same for you. They will guide you every step of the way through the complex legal process, and We understand just how devastating and traumatic being involved in a car collision accident can be for you and understand that it is even worse when someone else was to blame. So trust Tylers Solicitors when we say, we are here to help win the maximum amount of compensation for you to help get you back on track and back to normal as quickly as possible. So give Tylers Solicitors a call now and make it happen.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a car collision accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to make a claim through a lawyer. Call Tylers Solicitors today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a compensation claim today.