Car Accident Claims Perth
Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident that was not your fault?
Free Legal Justice has a dedicated team of car accident claims experts who are available to discuss your claim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter what type of accident you were involved in or how the injuries were caused, we want to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Our friendly car accident claims team in Perth is happy to give you an obligation-free assessment of the merits of your case, and if you decide to continue with a compensation claim, we will support you through every step of the claim process.
Car accidents claims explained
Car accidents are one of the main causes of personal injury in Perth, and in the United Kingdom as a whole. According to the statistics released by the Department of Transport, there were 157 630 reported personal injury car accidents in the United Kingdom for the year ending June 2019.
In simple terms, a car accident is any type of incident that involves a car. Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons and can lead to a variety of accident claims. A car accident could involve a situation where two cars collide with one another, or where a car collides with a motorbike or bicycle, and also include incidents where a pedestrian is injured by a car.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may have a valid car accident claim, and be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable car accident claims experts are here to help you institute a compensation claim if you have suffered any injuries and financial loss as a result of another person’s actions. At Free Legal Justice, we know that being injured in any type of car accident is scary, and our Free Legal Justice team in Perth is here to lend a helping hand to guide you through the car accident claim process. Free Legal Justice will take over all the hard work from you during the claims process, leaving you with less paperwork and minimal stress.
To get in touch with one of Free Legal Justice’s car accident claims solicitors in Perth, simply fill out short online query form and wait for us to call you back for free, or call us today on 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members about your compensation claim. Our car accident claims team in Perth is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week and is here to give you free legal advice on your potential car accident claim. We are also happy to consult with you in the comfort of your home, so please request a home visit from one of our Free Legal Justice legal experts in Perth, so that together we can start your car accident claim.
What Should I Do If I Have Been In A Car Accident in perth?
Our car accident claims team knows that being involved in any type of car accident is a very serious matter. We understand that a car accident is a stressful and traumatic experience for all parties involved, but it is important to try to think clearly when you’ve been involved in a car accident, to make sure that the correct procedures are followed to deal with the incident. If the correct procedures are followed, it will help our team of car accident claim solicitors to formulate your claim and get you the full compensation you deserve.
Our experienced panel of solicitors in Perth have dealt with hundreds of different car accident claims. Our solicitors recommend that if you are involved in a car accident, the first thing that to do is look for any injuries. If anyone involved in the car accident has been badly injured, it is important that emergency services are called to the scene as soon as possible.
When it is safe to do so, you should speak with all the people involved in the car accident. It is important that you take down the names, contact numbers, and any registration numbers of those involved. If there are serious injuries or the cars are blocking oncoming traffic, then we advise that you call the police to the scene.
If you are not seriously injured, it is still important that you have a full medical check-up as soon as possible. Even minor injuries are important to monitor and treat. This is also important because you will need medical evidence of the injuries should you choose to make a car accident claim at some time in the future.
It is important that you keep records and receipts of any expenses that you incur at all times after the car accident. This includes travel costs, prescription costs, property repair and replacement costs, and remedial/therapy expenses, as these expenses will form part of your compensation claim. Your appointed solicitor will discuss which items you will be able to include as part of your car accident compensation claim.
Who Can Make A Car Accident Claim?
Not only drivers can claim for injuries sustained on the road – car accidents can cause injuries to all sorts of people, such as passengers, drivers, and innocent bystanders. All of these classes of individuals can be affected by a car accident in some way, and may potentially have car accident claims. Our car accident claims team in Perth is available at all times to discuss your potential car accident claim, and advise you on the merits of your compensation claim, without any obligation or charge.
Can I Make A Car Accident Claim On Behalf of Someone Else?
If the person who suffered injuries in a car accident was younger than 18 years old, or if they are 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. One of our friendly car accident claims team will be able to give you more guidance on the process of making a car accident claim on someone’s behalf.
To speak to us about car accident claims in Perth, simply fill in the online form and wait for a Free Legal Justice team member to call you back for free, or give the Free Legal Justice team a call on 0800 567 7074 today for a free consultation.
How Do I Make A Compensation Claim for a car accident that happened in perth?
Our car accident claims team in Perth is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will provide you with completely free legal advice on the merits and process of your car accident claim. Our panel of solicitors have the right knowledge and skills to efficiently manage your case, and have a proven track record of successful car accident claims and many years of client satisfaction behind them.
To be able to advise you properly on the merits and estimated value of your car accident claim, an accident claims handler will need as much detail as possible about the car accident. Try to give as much information as you can in your free consultation with a member of our car accident claims team, including details such as:
- How the car accident materialised, and nature of the injuries and other damages suffered as a result of the car accident;
- Location of the car accident;
- Car and license registration details;
- The names and contact numbers of the persons involved in the car accident;
- The car and license registration details of all other people involved in the car accident;
- Details of any police dockets opened or emergency services reports; and
- I possible, details of the insurance providers for the other parties involved in the car accident.
It is also important that you keep a full record of all relevant information, reports, and receipts for expenses from the date of your car accident, as this information could be used in support of your claim. The more information you can provide, the more accurately and quickly our car accident claims team in Perth can assess and process your claim.
Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the necessary information just yet. Our accident claims team will still be able to take you through the merits of your car accident claim based on the details that you do manage to provide. We will do whatever we can to collect any other information necessary to make a successful compensation claim. The important thing is that you get in touch with a member of the Free Legal Justice team as soon as possible- the sooner we have the details of your car accident claim, the sooner one of our car accident claims solicitors in Perth can get started on your case and help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive For My Car Accident Claim?
There is a long list of personal injuries that can possibly be included in an accident claim. Our car accident claims solicitors in Perth commonly deal with minor and serious injuries such as whiplash, head and brain injuries, loss of limbs, breaks, fractures, and even loss of life.
As an individual that has been injured in some way due to a car accident, you can potentially claim for the costs of any medical bills, loss of income, and even the cost of repairs for the damage caused to your car. There are different damages included in your car accident claim, and the compensation that you will receive at the end of the day will be based on the seriousness of your injuries and the general impact that the injury has had on your life. No matter how minor or serious your injuries, our car accident claim solicitors in Perth are specialists in claiming for everything from fairly minor to serious injuries.
To give you a better idea of what can be included in your compensation claim, there are two types of damages that car accident claims involve, namely general and special damages.
General Damages In A Car Accident Claim
Our car accident claim solicitors will work closely with you to set out the value of general damages which can be included in your car accident claim. General damages include compensation for the personal injuries that you have suffered as a result of the car accident, including pain and suffering experienced owing to your injuries. Your devoted solicitor will take you through the calculation of compensation for general damages by comparing the medical report drawn up by an independent medical officer, against the amounts set out in the official Judicial Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. This general guideline sets out how much can be claimed as general damages for different types of injuries in claims of this nature.
The amount of general damages that you are entitled to depends on various aspects, such as how serious your injury was, whether there were any complicating factors surrounding the injury, as well as the length of the recovery period, alternatively the level of permanence of the injury. Your assigned solicitor will need full and accurate descriptions and diagnoses of the injuries you have suffered due to the car accident before they help you to calculate your general damages claim. This is why it is so important that you see a medical professional as soon as you have been injured in a car accident.
Special Damages in a Car Accident Claim
Special damages forming part of your car accident claim will include compensation for various additional expenses incurred 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, additional childcare expenses, as well as nursing and household adaptations that you have made to help you live with your injuries. Keep a record of any additional expenses you have incurred that are connected in some way to the car accident, and your solicitor will explain to you which of these amounts will form part of your claim.
It is important to know that special damages can only be claimed if you can show proof of the expenses that you have already incurred or will incur in future, for example by presenting receipts, reports, payslips and other documentation relevant to the damages. Our car accident claims team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions you have about the calculation of your general and special damages.
If you have any questions about the calculation of your general and special damages, please get in touch with Free Legal Justice by filling out the online form and waiting for us to call you back for free, or by calling us now on 0800 567 7074. Our car accident claims team in Perth is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are happy to answer any questions you might have about your potential car accident claim, without any cost or obligation on your part. If you are unable to get to one of the Free Legal Justice offices, one of our friendly car accident claims experts in Perth will be able to conduct a complimentary home visit, so that you can discuss your case freely from the comfort of your own home.
How Much Will It Cost Me To Make A Car Accident Claim?
Our car accident claims solicitors in Perth conduct all of our car accident claims on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that clients will not pay a thing unless we successfully win their claim. Free Legal Justice will carry all the upfront costs needed to run your case, meaning that you will only be charged if we help you to win your compensation claim. No Win No Fee agreements are a great funding option to allow all victims of car accidents to pursue litigation without the risk of being out of pocket.
perth No Win No Fee personal injury Agreements
A No Win No Fee agreement with Free Legal Justice allows you continue with a compensation claim on the condition that if the claim is unsuccessful, you won’t pay us any money. Put simply, it is a way for you to take legal steps necessary to claim compensation for the injuries that you have suffered, without any financial risk weighing over you. Our team of solicitors in Perth are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients seeking rightful compensation in car accident claims, because they are extremely confident in their legal abilities and they have a track record of successful car accident claims behind them.
A No Win No Fee agreement is a financially-savvy way for clients to claim compensation for personal injuries and other damages caused in car accidents. Once you have discussed the details of your case with a member of the Free Legal Justice team, and given your accident claims solicitor the go-ahead to continue with your case on a No Win No Fee basis, your role is essentially completed. You can then sit back, relax, and let your dedicated accident claims solicitor in Perth do the rest of the hard work for you!
How Much Will I Pay in Legal Fees If My Claim Is Successful?
If you enter into a No Win No Fee Agreement with us, you will not pay Free Legal Justice any legal fees in advance for handling your case. A No Win No Fee agreement means that we only get paid if your claim is successful.
Our car accident claims solicitors in Perth work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received. Your assigned car accident claim solicitor will make sure to discuss the success fee upfront, and this amount will be agreed in writing before you proceed with your claim. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your case, we will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that we have provided during the claims process. Your friendly solicitor will be able to answer any other questions that you might have in relation to the success fee.
What Happens If My Claim Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice carries the risk of your car accident claim being unsuccessful. If your claim is not fruitful, Free Legal Justice will not charge you any legal fees for the work done on your case. That means that you will not need to pay us a thing if we are unable to help you win your case.
To ensure that you are fully protected financially and have peace of mind over any financial risks involved in entering into litigation, Free Legal Justice will help you secure ‘After the Event’ insurance before we make your claim. This insurance covers you in the unlikely event that you are not successful with your claim, and the event that the court directs you to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs.
How Long Does a Car Accident Claim Take?
Each car accident and compensation claim process that follows the car accident is unique. Some car accident claims can be settled in a few months, while others are more complicated and will take considerably longer to resolve. Some cases will be settled relatively early on outside of court, while others will run the full length of the trial. Our experienced car accident claims solicitors in Perth have handled many of these types of cases before, and will be able to give you good idea of how long your claim is likely to take once they have received all the facts about your case.
In general, the length of time it takes for a claim to complete will depend on how complicated it is. Where a car accident involves serious personal injury, a dispute in the facts, or where there is an element of criminal activity, the car accident claim will become much more complicated and likely take longer to resolve.
No matter how your car accident happened 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 car accident claims team in Perth handle every car accident claim through a fast-track allocation process; so that we can help our clients get the compensation they deserve as soon as possible.
One of our car accident claims experts in Perth will be able to estimate how long your claim may take once they have been through the details of your case with you. The sooner you get started on your car accident claim, the sooner we can get you the justice you deserve. Contact the Free Legal Justice team in Perth today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions about car accidents that happen in scotland and perth
How Long Do I Have To Make A Car Accident Claim?
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 some 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 that was injured in a car accident. On the other hand, if the car accident was the result of criminal activity such as a hit and run, time limits may vary if the claim is instituted through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Can I Make A Car Accident Claim If I Was Injured In A Car Accident But Was Not Wearing a Seatbelt?
If someone else is to blame for the injuries that you have suffered because of a car accident, you most likely have a valid claim for compensation. You are not disqualified from claiming simply because you were not wearing your seatbelt. That being said, if the evidence shows that by not wearing your seatbelt, you effectively made your injuries worse, you will receive less compensation for your car accident claim. You will be found partially to blame for the car accident and your compensation payment will be reduced by your percentage of your blame.
Can I Claim If The Car Accident Was Partly My Fault?
Many car accidents are caused by a combination of errors, and by the collective actions of different people. Even if you believe you were at fault, this may not be the case in purely legal terms. If you are found to be partially to blame for the car accident, your compensation amount will be reduced by the percentage of your blame. It is always worth talking to our experienced car accidents claims team about your car accident, even if you may have been partially at fault. Contact the Free Legal Justice team in Perth today for a free, discreet discussion about the merits of your car accident claim.
Why Choose Our Perth Car Accident Claims Solicitors?
Our dedicated panel of accident claims solicitors have been dealing with car accident claims for a very long time. At Free Legal Justice, we know and appreciate that a car accident, whether minor or serious, can affect people in different ways. Our devoted solicitors take each car accident claim seriously and deal with each client on an individual basis, giving 100 percent of their efforts to ensure that clients receive the rightful compensation they deserve. At Free Legal Justice, we are extremely confident in our legal expertise and claim success rate, and for this reason we are happy to offer a No Win No Fee agreement for all clients with a lawful car accident claim.
Our accident claim solicitors will protect your privacy and safety, and ensure that your compensation claim is handled diligently, efficiently and discreetly. Free Legal Justice aims to make the whole compensation claim process as easy, effortless and stress free as possible for you. You can rest easy knowing that you have an expert team working hard on your car accident claim, to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
By working with Claim 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.
To get in touch with an expert car accident claims solicitor in Perth, simply fill out the short online query form and wait for us to call you back for free, or call Free Legal Justice today on 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members about your compensation claim. The Free Legal Justice team in Perth is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week to give you free legal advice on your car accident claim. No matter what type of car accident you were involved in or how the injuries were caused, we want to help you make your car accident claim to get the compensation that you deserve.