ACCIDENT CLAIMS DUNDEE
Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident that was not your fault? You might be eligible for an accident claim.
A car accident is any incident that involves a car. Car accidents can happen for many reasons and can result in a variety of personal injury accident claims. A car accident might involve a collision between two cars, a collision between a vehicle and a motorbike or bicycle, or a collision between a vehicle and an innocent bystander.
Car accidents are one of the main causes of personal injury in the UK. According to the statistics released by the UK Department of Transport, there were 157 630 reported personal injury car accidents in Great Britain for the year ending June 2019. We recognise that a car accident is a traumatic experience for everyone involved. Besides the emotional stress and shock, a car accident often results in physical injuries to one or more parties. Car accidents often result in injuries such as whiplash, head and back injuries, fractures, sprains, and in very extreme cases, death.
Our dedicated accident claims team in Dundee is available to help you start the compensation process if you have suffered any injuries and financial loss as a result of another person’s careless actions.
How do I Make A Car Accident Claim that happened in dundee?
You should always get help from a legal professional specialising in accident claims. Making a personal injury claim can often seem like a daunting task, but the team at Free Legal Justice is here to support you every step of the way. Our accident claims team is happy to offer every potential client the chance to have their accident claim evaluated before they decide to make a claim. As a victim of a car accident, we want to give each person a voice, and the chance to discuss their case fully and freely with a legal professional that specialises in accident claims. Our expert team will deal with your case sensitively and discreetly, and will protect your privacy and security throughout the entire process. Our accident claims team in Dundee is here to listen to you and provide you with free legal advice on the merits of your accident claim, with no obligations on your part.
Free Legal Justice has been handling accident claims for a long time. Car accidents, whether minor or serious, can affect people in different ways, and we therefore make sure to treat every accident claim individually, giving it the special attention and respect it deserves. Our accident claims team in Dundee deals with every client on a personal basis, giving 100 percent effort to make sure that clients receive the maximum financial compensation they deserve.
Who Can Make Car Accident Claims?
It isn’t just drivers who can claim for injuries sustained on the road – car accidents can cause injuries to all sorts of people, including passengers, drivers, and innocent bystanders. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you will most likely have a potential accident claim.
Can You Make Car Accident Claims On Behalf Of Another Person?
If the person who suffered injuries in a car accident was younger than 18 years old, or considered a ‘protected party’ who is mentally incapable of making their own decisions, then a parent, guardian or close family member may make a compensation claim on their behalf. If a family member has died as a result of a car accident, you may be able to claim on their behalf. If the deceased has a valid will, the executor of the estate will be responsible for pursuing any claim on behalf of the dependents. If the deceased did not have a valid will, the law sets out exactly who can make a claim following the death of a loved one. Making an accident claim for fatal injuries can get very complicated, so it is important that you seek the help of an accident claims solicitor before you make your claim.
One of the Free Legal Justice accident claims team members in Dundee will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your case, and will be happy to give you more guidance on the process of making an accident claim on someone’s behalf.
Are There Timing Rules For Making Accident Claims that happened in dundee or in scotland?
Generally, you need to make a claim for compensation within three years of the date of the car accident, or of the date of diagnosis of your injuries. There are exceptions to this rule, for example you may be allowed a longer time period if you are claiming on behalf of a child or protected person. Where the accident claim is instituted through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, for example in the case of a hit and run incident, the time limits for entering a claim may vary.
How Do You start Accident Claims?
If you think you might be eligible for an accident claim, the first step in finding out if you have a valid car accident claim is to speak to one of Free Legal Justice’s friendly team of accident claims experts to assess the value of your claim. Our accident claim specialists in Dundee will guide you through the entire claim process, from beginning to end. A member of the Free Legal Justice will carefully record the details and information about your car accident, and swiftly assess the best way to help you make your accident claim, so that you can get the justice you deserve in the shortest possible time.
Contact a member of our accident claims team in Dundee now to receive free professional advice on the merits of your accident claim, so that you can know where you stand before you take legal steps against those who caused you injury. To correctly advise you on the merits of your car accident claim, Free Legal Justice will need as much information as possible about the accident. You should have as much information as possible ready for your free consultation with one of our accident claims experts, including details such as:
- How the car accident happened, and extent of the personal injuries suffered or damage caused as a result of the car accident;
- Your car registration details;
- The names, registration numbers, and contact numbers of all those involved in the car accident;
- Any police reference numbers or emergency service attendance details; and
- Location of where the car accident happened.
As a routine part of the accident claims process, we will send you for an independent medical examination, so that a medical officer can draw up a report based on the physical injuries you have sustained due to the car accident. This report will be used to calculate the general damages portion of your compensation claim as we prepare to make your case.
Once Free Legal Justice has started your accident claim, your accident claims solicitor in Dundee will ask you to share any evidence that you may have collected from the scene of the accident. This evidence will be used in support of your accident claim, and may include particulars like:
- The contact details of any witnesses of the accident;
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Photographs of your injuries;
- Details of medical appointments that you have attended since the accident; and
- Details and receipts of any medication that a doctor has prescribed to treat your injuries.
It is important that you maintain an accurate record of information, reports, statements and receipts which could be used in support of your accident claim. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of this information right now. With a single call to our helpful accident claims team in Dundee, we will go through the merits of your claim with you based on the information that you can provide. Make contact with a Free Legal Justice professional as soon as possible- the sooner one of our accident claims experts in Dundee can get started on your case, the sooner you will get the financial compensation that you deserve.
what are accident claims worth in scotland?
The amount of compensation that you might receive from a successful accident claim can vary considerably depending the nature and severity of your injuries. Free Legal Justice has accident claim specialists in all categories of injuries, ranging from fairly minor injuries to serious and fatal injuries. One of our accident claims experts in Dundee will be able to estimate the value of your claim once you have provided them with the details and extent of the injuries you have suffered.
As a victim of a car accident where your injuries were caused by another person, you can potentially claim for expenses relating to medical treatment, loss of income and earning capacity, as well as the cost of repairs for the damage caused to your vehicle. There are many elements that can form part of your damages claim, and the compensation amount will vary based on the seriousness of the injuries and the overall impact that the injury has had on your life.
Car accident claims can include general and special damages. General damages are compensation for personal injuries suffered by victims of accidents, while special damages are compensation for out of pocket expenses incurred. One of our accident claims experts in Dundee will explain in detail what will form part of your general and special damages claim once you provide us with the details of your case.
General Damages In Car Accident Claims For Dundee Victims
The general damages part of your accident claim is calculated by comparing your independent medical report with the official Judicial Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. This prescribed guideline sets out how much can be claimed as general damages for different levels of injury. The amount of compensation will depend on aspects such as how serious your injury was, complicating factors surrounding the injury, as well as the length of the recovery period.
There are many injuries that can be included in car accident claims. Some of the common injuries that the Free Legal Justice team deal with include whiplash, head and brain injuries, loss of limbs, breaks, fractures, and loss of life.
Head Injury Claims In Car Accident Claims
Any injury to the head is a serious issue, because the brain is also at risk of injury. The amount of compensation that you will be entitled to claim will depend on how serious the brain injury is. A person suffering from minor head injury, with no injury to the brain, may be entitled to claim compensation in the region of £3,000 to £6,000. If there is major damage to the head and the brain has also been affected, the compensation claim can be over £20,000. The most serious cases would be those where the victim is left completely unresponsive and has suffered permanent severe brain damage. Such severe head injuries could fetch a compensation of over £200 000, and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Mental or Psychological Injuries In Car Accident Claims
Again, the amount of compensation that you can claim for a mental injury will depend on the seriousness of the mental or psychological injuries you have suffered. If you have suffered psychological harm that is ruled as temporary, and things are expected to return to normal soon, your compensation claim can be anything between £4,000 and £10,000. Where mental and psychological injuries are more severe or permanent, the compensation claim can reach up to £50,000.
Upper Body Injuries In Car Accident Claims
If you have suffered minor injuries to the upper body area, including the neck and shoulders, you may have a compensation claim in the amount of up to £6 000, depending on the nature of your injuries. If you have suffered more serious upper body injuries, for example dislocation and fractures, you could have a claim of up to £29 000.00. The biggest compensation payout that you can receive will be for severe, permanent injuries such as paraplegia, where the amount of compensation can be anything between £35000.00 and £100 000.00.
Back Injury Claims In Accident Claims
Back injuries are risky, painful and draining. If your back has been injured in a car accident, there is a high risk of spinal damage and it is important that you get a medical assessment to prevent any further potential damage. A back injury can result in you becoming less mobile, or even result in you becoming paralysed. A claim for minor back injuries can reach up to £9000, while severe permanent back injuries to nerve root or spinal cord can give you a compensation claim of up to £120 000.00.
Hands, Arms, and Wrist Injuries In Car Accident Claims
It can be tricky to calculate the potential loss that a person suffers because of a wrist or hand injury. Less severe hand and wrist injuries can give you a compensation claim of between £3 000 – £5 000, whereas a permanent injury or disability can stretch up to £30 000.
Lower Body Injuries In Accident Claims
Injuries to the lower body area include any kind of injury to your ankles, knees, hips and legs. As with the other forms of injuries, the amount that you can claim for lower body injuries will vary depending on the nature of your injury. Compensation claims for minor lower body injuries can reach up to £10 000.00. If you have suffered lower body injuries that lead to permanent disability, loss of limb, or consistent and permanent pain, then your compensation claim could be up to £25 000.00.
The examples of compensation for various types of injuries mentioned above are not in any way fixed, and should only be used as a rough guideline for the potential value of personal injury claims available to different accident victims. Your specific accident claim will be assessed on a case by case basis by one of our accident claims team in Dundee in a free, confidential consultation once you provide us with all the details.
Special Damages In Accident Claims That Happened In Scotland
Special damages forming part of your accident claim include compensation for any additional expenses that you have had to incur as a result of the car accident. This is a broad category of damages, and can range from loss of past and future income, to costs of counselling and therapy sessions, to traveling expenses, supplementary childcare expenses, as well as nursing and household adaptations that you have made to help you live with your injuries. Your accident claims handler in Dundee will explain to you which amounts will contribute to your special damages claim.
It is important to know that special damages can only be claimed if you are able to present some sort of evidence of the expenses. You need to show that you have already incurred these expenses, or will in future incur these expenses, for example by presenting receipts, reports, payslips and other documentation relevant to the damages. Our accident claims team in Dundee is available to consult 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is ready answer any questions you might have about the calculation of your general and special damages claim.
If would like to chat about the accident claims process, please get in touch with us by filling out the online form or by calling us on 0800 567 7074. If you are unable to get to one of the Free Legal Justice offices, one of our friendly accident claims solicitors in Dundee will be able to do a home visit, so that you can discuss your case freely from the comfort of your own home.
How Long Will My dundee car Accident Claim Take?
Every car accident is unique, and so too is the compensation claim process that follows. Certain accident claims settle in a matter of months, while others are more intricate and will take longer to achieve a result. The duration of a matter will depend on the facts specific to the case and the actions taken by both parties to progress the matter. Our experienced accident claims solicitors in Dundee have handled many accident claims in their legal careers, and will be able to give you good idea of how long your claim is likely to take once they have assessed your claim.
In general, the length of time it takes for your claim to complete will depend on how complicated the facts are. Car accident claims can become more complicated if the injuries are extremely serious, or if there is a dispute over the facts, or if there is a ‘hit and run’ accident, as this may make it more difficult to prove legal responsibility for the injuries.
No matter what caused the accident or who you think is to blame for the accident, it is important that you speak to a legal professional from Free Legal Justice as soon as possible to determine whether you have a valid car accident claim. Our experienced accident claims team in Dundee handle every car accident claim through a fast-track assessment and allocation process; so that we can help our clients get the compensation they deserve as soon as possible.
Our team of accident claims solicitors will advise you on the expected duration of your case once they have carefully discussed the details of your accident claim with you. The sooner you give us the details of your car accident, the sooner one of accident claims solicitors in Dundee can get started on your claim and get you the justice that you deserve. Contact Free Legal Justice for a free, no-obligation consultation.
How Much Will It Cost To Make A car Accident Claim?
Free Legal Justice offers all our clients with valid accident claims the option of a No Win No Fee agreement. Under a No Win No Fee agreement, if your accident claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay a thing for the work that Free Legal Justice has done on your case. For thousands of clients, this means that they can have access to the financial compensation that they deserve, without any financial risk hanging over their heads.
How Much Will I Be Charged If My car Accident Claim Is Successful?
The good news is that you will never pay Free Legal Justice any legal fees in advance for proceeding with your accident claim. A No Win No Fee agreement means that we will only get paid if your claim is successful.
If we help you to win your claim, Free Legal Justice will charge you a success fee of an average of 25% of the total compensation received as payment for our legal fees. Your devoted accident solicitor will be sure to discuss the success with you upfront, and the agreed success fee will be confirmed in writing before we start to work on your claim.
What Happens If My Accident Claim Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice carries the risk of your accident claim being unsuccessful. If your claim is unsuccessful, we won’t charge you any legal fees for the work done by our skilled personal injury solicitors. This means that you won’t pay us a thing in the unlikely event that your accident claim is unsuccessful.
To ensure that you are fully protected and have peace of mind over any possible financial risks involved in litigation, the Free Legal Justice team will help you to secure ‘After the Event’ insurance. This insurance covers you in the unlikely event that you are unsuccessful with your claim, and in case the court rules that you need to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.
why choose our no win no fee car accident claims solicitors?
Free Legal Justice is here to guide you every step of the way. We appreciate that each car accident claim is unique and each victim of a car accident is affected in a different way. We aim to treat each car accident claim with the same care and attention, and we devote all our efforts to ensuring that clients are kept updated on the progress of their case. We will give you free legal advice on the merits of your accident claim, and give you an estimation of the maximum compensation possible based on the facts of your case. Our passionate accident claims team in Dundee is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you might have about the claims process.
Whether you are suffering from whiplash, have lower back pain or are partially disabled because you were in a car accident, our team is here to help. Our car accident claim team is devoted to getting our clients the maximum compensation that they deserve as soon as possible, so that their lives can return to normal. With a free consultation and absolutely no financial risk to you, you have nothing to lose- get in touch with one of our experienced legal experts to chat about your car accident claim.
By working with Free Legal Justice on a No Win No Fee compensation claim, we promise that:
- You will receive free legal advice from one of our expert solicitors as to how best to proceed with your accident claim;
- A member of the Free Legal Justice Team will be available to speak to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you with any questions that you might have regarding your accident claim;
- If you are unsuccessful in your claim, we will not charge you any legal fees for the work that we have done on your case;
- You won’t pay a thing from your own pocket;
- We will help you to recover the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest possible time; and
- We will manage your case efficiently, keep you updated on its progress, and will try to make the entire compensation claim process as stress-free as possible for you.
Contact Free Legal Justice in Dundee at any time of day, on any day of the week, by filling out the short online form and waiting for us to call you back for free, or by calling one of our friendly accident claims handlers on 0800 567 7074. If you would like to discuss your case from the comfort of your own home, please request a complimentary home visit from one of our friendly accident claim handlers in Dundee, so that you can start your accident claim as soon as possible.