What Damages Can Be Claimed For In A Car Accident Compensation Claim?

Advice And Support From Expert Belfast Car Accident Solicitors

What Damages Can Be Claimed For In A Car Accident Compensation Claim?If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you can make a claim for compensation against the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident.  Are you wondering what damages can be claimed for in a car accident compensation claim?

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What Damages Can Be Claimed For In A Car Accident Compensation Claim?

Bringing a successful claim means that you will receive payment for your injuries as well as for financial losses that you have incurred now or in the future.

At McGee Solicitors we understand the importance of obtaining proper compensation for our clients. Our expert personal injury solicitors will work tirelessly on your behalf to achieve the result you need.

We strongly believe that you are entitled to every penny of the damages payment that you are awarded.  We guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation.

If you would like to take up the offer of a free initial consultation to discuss making a road accident compensation claim, call us on 028 90 394 131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and we will be happy to talk through your situation with you.

“After a serious car accident, the team were able to provide me with all the help and advice I needed. With my long-term health their main concern they were able to negotiate with the insurance company and ensure that all the medical care I needed was fully covered. Fast, effective and knowledgeable, they were able to secure an excellent settlement for me and I without doubt will recommend them to anyone in need of legal help.”

What Can I Claim For After A Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, you are entitled to make a claim for the pain and suffering you have endured as well as for any loss of earnings. You can also claim for expenses such as travel costs to medical appointments and equipment you need to cope with your injuries.

Pain And Suffering

The part of your compensation that relates to your physical injuries is known as ‘general damages’. We will arrange for our trusted medical experts to assess your injuries.  They will prepare reports setting out the extent of these and their prognosis. These will form the basis of this portion of your claim.

You can expect to receive damages for your pain and suffering. Also, any loss of amenity or reduction in your quality of life caused by the injury.  For example, if there are activities which you previously enjoyed but which you are no longer able to take part in.

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Loss Of Earnings

What Damages Can Be Claimed For In A Car Accident Compensation Claim?You are entitled to be paid for any loss of earnings based on the amount of take-home pay you receive (you will not be taxed on your compensation award). This is usually calculated by reference to the average take-home pay you received in the three months prior to the accident.

Any future loss of earnings will also be taken into account. This could include a loss of promotion or money lost because you can only work part-time or because you have had to take a different, lower-paid job due to your injuries. If your pension entitlement is affected, this will also be taken into account in the calculations.

Treatment And Health Care Costs

If you have had to pay for treatment outside of the NHS, for example, particular therapies or care costs, then we will include the cost of these in your claim. If your need for them will be ongoing, the claim will include these future expenses.

Equipment And Adaptations

You are also entitled to be paid for any special equipment you need to cope with your injuries.  This also includes any adaptations that need to be made to your home or even the cost of moving to a home that is suitable for your needs if your existing property cannot be adapted.

Compensation For Damage To Property

Any property which was damaged during the accident should be paid for by the other driver’s insurance company.  This will include your vehicle and clothing.

Other Expenses

Other expenses that you have incurred because of your injuries will also be included, for example, your travel costs to medical appointments, prescription charges or help from a gardener or cleaner that you would not formerly have had to have.

Keeping Records For Your Car Accident Compensation Claim

Throughout your treatment and rehabilitation, you should keep records of the expenses you have incurred.  Keeping receipts for replacement items as these will be included by way of evidence with your claim.

“I am not only satisfied but amazed at such a fantastic service. After recently being in a minor car accident I contacted the firm for legal advice. They immediately assisted me through the procedure and I was kept up to date consistently and within 4 months my case was completely dealt with. Fantastic solicitors.”

We will go through every aspect of your claim with you and ensure that all possible elements have been included. Our team will make sure that you are supported throughout the case.  Ensuring that we are always available to speak to you.  Updating you as to progress and answering any questions you may have.

Contact Us in Belfast and Derry

At McGee Solicitors we are experienced in obtaining substantial damages for clients who have been injured in car accidents. We are strong negotiators and are often able to settle our clients’ claims without recourse to the court. If your case does go to trial, you can be sure of robust representation by a barrister who is an expert in car accident compensation claims.

If you ask us to represent you, our team will work hard on your behalf. Ensuring that you are fully compensated and that you have the help, guidance and support you need throughout the claims process.

“Michael & Stephen were extremely thorough with fantastic attention to detail throughout my entire time with them. Michael was so informative and kept me in the know about everything that was going on. He is the best in the business for road traffic accident claims for sure! Thanks again!”

We have solicitors who deal with compensation claims in both Belfast and Derry.  They have an excellent track record of success. Winning considerable sums for clients in all areas of road traffic accident personal injury.

If you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault and you would like a free consultation to discuss your options, call us on 028 90 394 131, email us at info@mcgeesolicitors.co.uk or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form.


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