Car Accident Claims Lawyers Manchester
If you have been involved in a car accident, the specialist personal injury solicitors at Aubrey Isaacson can help you claim the compensation you deserve. As well as helping you claim financial compensation for any injuries you may have suffered. We also help you access medical support and rehabilitation.
The majority of the injury claims handled by our expert personal injury lawyers operate on a 'no win, no fee' basis. Contact us today to discuss your claim. Call us on 0161 959 5000 or complete our online enquiry form. Our team are on hand to help.
Car Accident Compensation Claims Solicitors, Manchester – Bury & Prestwich
The first step in making your claim is to arrange a free consultation with one of our friendly and approachable car accident claims solicitors. It is vital that you seek legal advice at the earliest possible stage, so you are fully informed regarding your options – many insurance companies will try to settle your injury claims with you directly, and very often this can be at an undervalue, but our team can advise you realistically on how best to proceed.
We appreciate that being involved in a car accident is a distressing and traumatic experience – we will take the time to meet you and discuss your case in detail, guiding you through every step at your own pace, from when we fill out the claim form to when we get you the compensation you are entitled to. Our aim is always to avoid costly and drawn-out court action, and our lawyers will work tirelessly to achieve a fair settlement as quickly and straightforwardly as possible.
Starting Your Claim
When you meet with one of our solicitors for your free consultation, we will ask you to provide details of the accident and the injuries you suffered, providing as much information as you can. We will ask you for your registration details and those of the other party (if you have them) and the location where the accident took place. Your solicitor will then talk you through your options and advise you on the validity of your claim. Even if you are unsure about whether you are eligible, our team will be happy to provide you with a free consultation to discuss your case in detail.
What Happens Next?
After your consultation, our solicitors will contact the other person or people involved in the accident and/or those representing them (such as insurers or solicitors). We will inform them that you are seeking compensation for the injuries you have suffered and any associated damages, such as loss of earnings, travel expenses and medical bills. We will take care of everything and do everything possible to progress your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible. Throughout, we will keep you up to date with any developments as they happen while you focus on your rehabilitation and recovery.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim After a Car Accident?
The amount of compensation available will be dependent on the circumstances of your accident. The severity of the accident, the type of injuries suffered, and the short or long-term effects of the symptoms can all play a part in determining how much compensation you will be awarded. It might also be concluded that the other party was only partly at fault, or that you were at fault in some way. As a consequence, claim amounts can vary considerably. Whatever the circumstances of your accident, our personal injury lawyers will, in due course, be able to offer an estimate based on cases similar to yours. As your case progresses, we will negotiate with the other party's representatives to claim the maximum compensation possible for you.
General damages will be awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity, as well as any changes you will have to make to your life as a consequence of your accident. As you would expect, the more serious your injuries, the more compensation you are likely to receive. If you are unable to work or cannot do the same job that you used to, you will be entitled to compensation to help you balance your finances.
Special damages cover additional expenses that you have incurred because of your accident, including any costs you may have to incur in the future. You can claim for, amongst other things:
- Any adaptations that you have to make to your home as a consequence of your injuries
- Travel expenses
- Medical care and expenses
- Loss of earnings and any future loss of earnings
- Rehabilitation costs
- Assistance at home
- Damage to your vehicle and any other property
Is There a Time Limit for Making a Car Accident Compensation Claim?
There is a standard three-year time limit for starting a car accident claim from the date of your accident, although there are some exceptions to this:
If someone involved lacks the capacity to make a claim on their own behalf, there is no time limit for making a claim. If capacity is regained, the standard time limit will apply.
If your child has suffered injuries in a car accident, then a claim can be made at any time before they turn 18. After this, your child can claim at any time up to the age of 21.
Car accidents overseas
If your accident occurred abroad, the time limits might be shorter than in the UK. In certain limited circumstances, you may be able to make a claim under UK law – our personal injury solicitors can advise on relevant time limits.
If your injuries were caused deliberately (for example if a car or other vehicle was used as a weapon to commit an unprovoked act of violence against you) you might have a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Criminal injuries compensation claims have a time limit of two years from the date on which the incident took place.
How Long Will It Take to Settle My Car Accident Claim?
Many factors will influence how quickly your claim will be settled. Some cases can be settled within a few months, but more complicated claims can take several years. The length of your claim will be dependent on:
- The severity of your injuries – the more serious your injuries, the longer it is likely to take to reach a settlement
- The circumstances of the other party – for example, whether they were insured or failed to stop following the accident
Our local Personal Injury Solicitors Philip Cohen & Joanne Rogerson have many years of experience helping people locally and across the UK to claim compensation for serious accidents and injuries and we can help you too.
Contact our Car Accident Claims Solicitors in Manchester – Bury & Prestwich
To discuss your claim, get in touch with our team today. Call us on 0161 959 5000 (Head Office, Prestwich), 0161 959 6000 (Whitefield Office) or 0161 959 5050 (Sunny Bank Office, Bury). You can also contact us using our online form, and we will get back to you without delay.