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We will push for the maximum compensation available for your injuries.
Maximum Compensation
We will push for the maximum compensation available for your injuries.
Maximum Compensation
We will push for the maximum compensation available for your injuries.

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How much is the average settlement for a car accident?

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Having a car accident can be a very traumatic experience, and when you suffer injuries through someone else’s actions you may want to seek compensation for your losses, pain and suffering.

One of the first questions that will often come to mind is: how much money am I likely to get?
It is very difficult to provide an estimate at this point as all cases are different, and it depends on the circumstances of each accident, and the suffering of each individual.

However, what we do know is that currently, when making a claim, you always have to be within the framework of the Ministry of Justice Portal, which means that your claim has to be valued over £1000.00
From then on, many factors must be considered to be able to determine how much your claim is worth.

One of the main criteria for valuing a claim is the type and duration of the injuries you suffered. This will depend on the gravity of the accident but also on the suffering of each individual. Accidents can affect everybody in different ways. This not only refers to physical injuries: there can also be psychological repercussions to a car accident which will be taken into account when your claim is valued.

This is why, when solicitors value your claim, they request that you are examined by a medical professional and will seek to look at your medical and hospital records. If you went to a hospital or your GP after the accident to report your injuries and get treatment, or if you have any pre-existing conditions, then this can also influence the value of your claim. Once they know what your injuries are and how long they are likely to last (again this will be an estimate based on each individual), then an idea on the amount of compensation can start to be given.

Solicitors will usually refer to the JSB guidelines to assess the amount of general damages you are entitled to in a personal injury case.
However, these are not the only things that are to be considered when determining the value of a claim. Solicitors will also look at your special damages, or in other words any out of pockets expenses that the accident has caused you. This can be, for example, if you have had to take time off work, if someone else has had to take time off work to care for you or if you have had to have repairs done on your car.
They will also look at, or help you obtain, the mental and/or medical treatment that has been received and/or still needs to be received, in order to help you recover from your injuries.

So how much am I likely to get?

The only way to precisely know would be to contact one of our solicitors and discuss the circumstances of your accident with them. There are too many factors which are dependent on each person’s individual injuries and circumstances to be able to give an average figure.

If you have suffered a road traffic accident and want to make a claim for compensation for your pain and suffering, then please don’t hesitate to contact Injury Lawyers UK today. We will do our best to help you physically and financially recover the losses that you incurred due to your accident.

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