Car accidents can often have serious consequences for those involved. Depending on the severity of the accident, some drivers may suffer whiplash, while others may have to deal with serious injuries, such as brain damage or a spinal injury resulting in paralysis.
But whichever end of the spectrum your injuries fall, if you are a driver and you are involved in an accident which was caused by the fault of another individual then you should be entitled to compensation.
Making a compensation claim
Even if you feel you may have been partially responsible for the accident, you should not let this put you off making a claim. The law places a heavy burden on drivers who neglect the safety of other road users. Only if the other party can prove, with evidence, that your actions were the result of negligence will you be required to split the liability.
This means that whilst you may not get the full value of your claim you may be entitled to a proportion, but achieving a settlement will involve negotiations with the insurance company or companies involved.
And you can rest assured that Thompsons will do everything in our power to make sure you get the fair amount of compensation that is owed to you, and, when appropriate, will seek interim payments while the claim is still being settled so you can get on the road to recovery as soon as possible. After all, some car accident claims can take years to settle, and waiting this long for treatment is simply not an option for some people.
What if I need to claim against a friend or family member?
When you have been a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident then you will most certainly be able to claim compensation from the insurers of the responsible party.
This is most likely to be either of the drivers. In the case that the person responsible for the accident was the driver of the vehicle you were in, then it's likely they could be a friend or family member. While claiming against a loved one can be a very difficult decision to make , remember that, as long as they are fully insured, it will be their insurer who defends the claim and ultimately pays out.
For detailed answers to any other concerns you may have regarding making a road accident claim, you can consult our car accident compensation claim FAQ section.
Take the first step today – call Thompsons
Unfortunately, compensation can't turn the clock back, but it can help make it easier for you to adjust and move forward after an accident. That's why it's so important to make sure you get the full amount of compensation owed to you. An experienced lawyer from Thompsons can help you achieve this.
To have an initial FREE discussion with a specialist lawyer about your accident claim, contact Thompsons today on 0800 0891 331. We will give you straightforward, honest advice to help you best decide what your next step should be.