We offer expert assistance with Road Traffic Accident (RTA) claims. Claimants in RTAs normally suffer from whiplash injuries, back pain and muscular-skeletal injuries. For those involved in non-fault RTAs there are are normally two extremely important aspects of your claim which need immediate attention:
- The vehicle. Most people rely on their vehicle to a large extent, using it daily for transportation to work, school runs, shopping etc.
- If you have been injured, you need treatment to allow you to return to your normal daily life cycle as soon as possible.
We deal with both of these concerns immediately, as explained below.
Free replacement vehicle
At Direct 2 Compensation we realise you need to be back on the road as soon as possible and our expert solicitors have arrangements with leading hire companies to ensure this can and will happen if the accident was not your fault. You can be given a replacement vehicle of the same standard as your damaged vehicle literally within hours of your accident.
This is all done at no cost to yourself. If you are not liable for the accident, the costs of the replacement vehicle will be charged to the liable 3rd party driver and their insurance company. In usual circumstances, a replacement vehicle can be provided within 24 hours of an accident and will be available to the non-fault driver until their damaged car is either repaired by an approved repairer and returned to them, or in the event that their own car is beyond repair, until they receive a settlement payment from the insurers for the value of their lost vehicle.
Specialist rehabilitation treatment for your injuries
If you have suffered injuries in a road traffic accident and feel that they are leaving you unfit to drive, we will inform our specialist solicitors as they may well be able to arrange for you to receive specialist private medical treatment such as physiotherapy or osteopathy for you. At Direct2Compensation, we strive to make sure that your claim is about more than just money. We believe that your compensation claim can also help your recovery as our solicitors will not only work to you get the personal injury compensation settlement you deserve, including speedy and top notch medical treatment.
Any such treatment would be provided at no cost to you as it would be charged to the liable 3rd party on top of and above any injury compensation settlement. Such treatment is not always provided and is usually only available in cases where the road traffic accident has left you with serious injuries. In less serious cases, you can personally pay for a course of private therapy, such as physiotherapy and retain the receipts in order that you can then reclaim the cost when your claim is settled. Such expenses forms part of your special damages claim, which helps to form the overall value of your claim.
How long do I have to make a road traffic accident claim?
Whilst someone claiming personal injury compensation can rely on the statue claim limitation periods (see how long do I have to make a compensation claim?) which generally allow an injured party up to 3 years in which they must make their claim, we advise that it’s best to make the claim as quickly as possible. The reason I say it’s important to make a claim as quickly as possible is because this provides your solicitor with the optimum chance to win your claim as quickly as possible as the evidence that will support your claim for road traffic accident injuries is fresh and available and for injuries such as whiplash, expert medical assessments can be obtained.
Whilst an individual has three years from the date of an accident to make a claim for compensation, it is likely that at least 6 months of that period will need to be outstanding in order for a claim to be made successfully. However, in some circumstances the limitation period can be extended for an even longer period, for instance if an injured party was not yet 18 years old at the time of the accident – they have until their 21st birthday to register their claim. If you are in any doubt, please call us, email us, or complete our online claim form, and we will be in touch with you shortly to give advice.
There is no obligation for any person speaking with us to pursue their claim with us and certainly no charges at any stage for assessing, managing or pursuing your claim, so you have nothing to lose and much to gain if you can make a successful claim.
How much compensation will I receive for my injuries?
Every claim is different. However, there are guidelines issued by the courts for solicitors. Our solicitors are experts in handling RTA claims and know how to use these guidelines to ensure you receive the right amount of compensation for your injuries. You will be advised once initial evidence has been collected as to the likely level of the award of compensation for your road accident.
What other compensation will I receive?
In addition to the award for your injuries, you will also receive compensation for all other losses and expenses reasonably incurred as a result of the accident. Your solicitor will advise you what expenses you can claim but these are likely to include some or all of the following:
- Lost earnings if you have been away from work as a result of the accident
- Car hire
- Car repairs
- Treatment for your injuries
- Miscellaneous expenses (bus fares, painkillers etc)
The fully compliant No Win No Fee claims service offered to you by Direct2Compensation guarantees that you are never liable for any costs whatsoever should your claim fail to succeed. Direct 2 Compensation and our partner solicitors indemnify you of any responsibility for the costs of the claim. Should you wish to ask us to explain the No Win No Fee system to you, please call us 01225430285.