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How much compensation for a car accident is dependent on the level of pain, suffering and loss that an individual may have encountered. Each of these elements has its own scale of severity which dictates the amount of compensation you will receive.
As experienced and respected car accident claim experts, Jefferies Solicitors know that any part of the body can be injured in a car accident, with each injury resulting in a differing amount of compensation. Some victims may end up with stitches to the head while others might be partially paralysed. However, the most common types of injuries sustained in car accidents include:
To begin with, how much compensation you could receive for a car accident will be determined by reference to previous cases where Judges have awarded compensation. Below is a guide to the amount of compensation you could expect to receive for injuries following a car accident:
Please note: these figures reflect general damages only (compensation awarded for the injury itself) and do not take into account any loss of earning or out-of-pocket expenses you may experience because of your injury.
In addition to compensation for the injury, you could claim for any expenses incurred as a result of your accident. This is known as the special damages part of the claim, in contrast to general damages which is the compensation for the injury itself.
Special damages often form the bulk of a compensation award. This is especially true if an injury prevents an individual from working for a significant period of time, as you can claim for loss of earnings. Below are some examples of special damages which sometimes form part of car accident claims:
Accidents can affect people in different ways. It’s extremely difficult to put a price on the emotional cost of an accident. However, at Jefferies Solicitors, we have years of experience helping victims of car accidents claim the compensation they deserve. Our expert team will draw on their knowledge to advise you on the levels of compensation you should receive. Please contact us on 0800 342 3206 or complete the claim form online.
If you have suffered as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
Contact Jefferies’ no win, no fee solicitors on our national accident helpline above or complete our quick online enquiry form. One of our team of experienced specialists will get in touch to discuss your prospect of claiming for accidents or injuries, in confidence.
Jefferies Solicitors accepts no responsibility for the validity of the information contained within this article.