If you have been involved in a traffic accident and have suffered an injury or damage to your vehicle, you probably already know that you can potentially make a claim. What many people do not realise is that they have a choice as to how they file their road accident claim.
Most people automatically leave it up to their insurance company. This approach works for some. However, you have to bear in mind that most claims that are settled this way are not usually fought tooth and nail. Insurance companies have a huge caseload, so they often end up splitting the blame rather than arguing every point. This means that if you are unlucky you could potentially end up getting less compensation overall.
These days, if you want to you can employ your own solicitor to make the claim on your behalf. The relationship between you and the solicitor that is representing you is different from that you will have with your insurance companies’ legal team. It will be much more personal and you will have a chance to discuss your claim on a one on one basis, which will give the lawyer the chance to gather more information. In many cases, this process uncovers information that can make your claim stronger and, therefore, result in, better compensation.
What can you Claim for?
You can claim for all kinds of accidents provided they happened on the road. This means that you can make a claim whether the accident happed on a motorbike, in a car, on a bicycle or on a horse. You can even make a claim if you are the passenger in a bus that is involved in an accident.