Unfortunately, each year many people are injured on Welsh roads. These include car drivers, passengers, cyclists, pedestrians and public transport users. The consequences can be extremely serious for someone involved in a car accident. Even a common injury such as whiplash can be painful and severely interfere with the injured person’s work and social life. The impact of a car accident can cause severe head and back injuries. In the worst cases, there can be an extremely serious threat to life or even death.
How Do You Make a Claim?
The first step in making a claim is to contact a specialist personal injury solicitor. They will probably start by assessing whether you can make a claim. To make a claim, you must be able to prove that the person owed you a duty of care and that they failed to meet the required standard of care. An example of this could be that they had a duty to drive safely, and they neglected to meet this standard by exceeding the speed limit or driving in a dangerous way.
How Much Compensation Can You Claim?
Every car accident is different and various levels of compensation will apply to each case. Many different factors will contribute to the amount of compensation you are entitled to. As would be expected, the more severe your injury, the more compensation may be available. The highest pay-outs would include the most serious injuries such as brain damage and paralysis. The pain and suffering the injured party has experienced may also be taken into consideration when the claim is being settled.
Choosing the Right Solicitor
Finding the right solicitor for you can be one of the most important factors in securing maximum compensation. There are so many different lawyers and law firms to choose from, and it is always advisable to select a solicitor who is a specialist in personal injury law over a more generalist lawyer. A lawyer who works solely within the field of personal injury law is likely to have extensive experience and the skills required to fight to get maximum compensation for you.
Molly McGrady is a legal writer writing about topics such as personal injury claims in Wales.