Car Accident Claims in Sheffield
Car accidents can cause a vast range of injuries, from minor sprains and strains to very serious and permanent damage to our limbs or brains. Yet irrespective of the severity of an injury, if a road traffic accident was caused by another person’s negligence, the law entitles us to claim compensation for the loss we have suffered as a result.
When making a car accident claim, not only is it possible to claim for the pain and suffering caused by the actual injury itself. Compensation can also be recovered for other losses we incur because of the accident. Costs such as fixing damage to a car, or any loss of earnings as a result of having to take time away from work while injuries heal. It is also possible to claim for future loss of earnings if an injury is particularly severe and affected the ability to work.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Sheffield that wasn’t your fault and suffered an injury as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. If you’d like to know whether you can make a car accident claim, our experienced personal injury solicitors** are based in your area and ready to help. We have vast experience making car accident claims.
In line with FCA Regulations, you are entitled – if you fulfil the necessary criteria – to make a claim for injury arising from a motor accident in Sheffield to the Claims Portal. You do not need to instruct a solicitor and can submit a claim free of charge. Our panel solicitors will charge a fee for providing advice and submitting your claim. This fee may be up to 25% of the claim value plus VAT. We will be able to inform you in more detail when you enquire on 01144 938 199^.
If you could like to know more, please contact us for a free initial, no obligation assessment of your potential claim. Should you decide to go ahead with claiming compensation, our car accident solicitors** in Sheffield will aim to get you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
Suffering an Injury in a Car Accident in Sheffield
Car accidents are relatively frequent, making them the leading cause of injuries. The damage they have the potential to cause ranges from minor to tragic. The types of injuries vary from car accident to car accident. If a car crash is caused by another road user, whether that’s a driver, motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian, who was acting negligently, and you suffer a personal injury as a result, the law grants you the right to claim compensation.
The most common types of car accident injuries that we regularly help our clients in Sheffield claim compensation for include:
- Head and brain injuries – these tend to be the most serious and have the most potential to result in long-lasting or permanent damage.
- Neck injuries – whiplash is perhaps the most widely known car accident injury, which is the result of damage to neck muscle and ligaments, although more serious injuries can also be caused to the neck, including damage to the vocal cords.
- Back injuries – any spinal cord or disc damage is likely to cause nerve damage that in very severe cases can result in permanent paralysis.
- Chest injuries – broken ribs, collapsed lungs, traumatic cardiac arrest, internal bleeding and damage to internal organs are all serious chest injuries that are regularly caused by car accidents.
- Injuries to limbs – injuries to the arms and legs, from strains to breaks, are also common in car accidents.
- Psychological injury – emotional distress is also common following a car accident, especially post-traumatic stress disorder.
How to Make a Car Accident Claim?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, making a claim for compensation involves building and mounting a personal injury claim and following specific legal procedures. Our expert car accident solicitors** based in Sheffield will do this on your behalf, using their specialist expertise and knowledge of the local area, so your claim proceeds smoothly. Amongst other things, they will carry out a detailed investigation into the circumstances of your car accident and injuries. This involves talking to various witnesses and experts on your behalf, and contacting the person responsible for your injury. They will build the strongest case possible to give your car accident claim the best chance of success.
Perhaps one of the most crucial elements of making a car accident claim, other than establishing causation and liability, is ensuring you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled. The party responsible for the accident, or more likely their insurer, is likely to want to minimise the amount of compensation they pay. A specialist car accident solicitor** will be able to assess the total amount of compensation you are entitled to and make sure the other side don’t attempt to give you less than the full amount you can legally claim.
Best Car Accident Claims solicitor Sheffield
If you’re based in Sheffield and looking for specialist guidance from local solicitors** about making a car accident claim, we can help. Please contact us for a no obligation initial assessment of your car accident claim. Our expert solicitors** based in Sheffield are ready to fight your corner and get you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to. Call us on 01144 938 199^ To make an online enquiry, please complete our claim form.