How much Compensation for Road traffic accidents or Car accident, Complete guide

Road accidents are one of the most common incidents that may lead us to major health and money loss. If you’ve been injured in a car accident or road accident and suffered injuries as a result then you can claim compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, if it was not your fault.  
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car accident and road traffic accident

Reasons for Car Accidents:

  1. Lack of knowledge of road signs
  2. Drunk drivers
  3. Use of mobile phones
  4. Lack of sleep
  5. Inexperienced drivers
  6. Poor road or weather conditions
 

What to do immediately after road accident:

Things you should do after a car road accident are listed below:
  • Move your car to a safe place, if accident is minor. Turn on hazard lights and use warning signs.
  • In case of minor injuries move to a hospital. For major injuries call an ambulance for help, do not move and try to keep calm.
  • Call police even it’s a minor accident.
  • Immediately note down information including name, number, license plate, insurance information of all involved and take evidences of the damage and part of the road where the accident took place by taking photos and videos.
  • Notify your insurance agent immediately to start the claim process.
 

Types of Vehicle Accidents:

Accidents can happen in a number of ways and each of them have their own unique circumstances, some of the common accident types, however, include:
  • Rear-end collision
  • Front end collisions
  • Side-hits
  • Hit and runs
  • Pedestrian collisions
  • Parking accidents
  • Multiple vehicle collisions
 
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road accident

Damages due to Road Accidents:

Personal injuries

  • Whiplash
  • Burns from skidding on the road surface
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal injuries, often coming with whiplash
  • Head injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Soft tissues damage
  • Cuts, Bruises, lacerations
  • Temporary Paralysis
  • Permanent paralysis
  • Death
 

Vehicle damages:

Minor Damages: Typically includes scratches, scrapes or dings. For example, a cracked headlight or small dent. Moderate Damages: Includes large dents in the hood, fender or door of your car. If the doors won’t open, or if airbags have deployed, you likely have a moderate amount of damage to your car. Severe Damage: This includes broken axles and bent or twisted frames. In a severe damage situation, airbags have almost always deployed. Examples include if your car has rolled over, or a complete side of the car is damaged.   Some more examples of Vehicle damage are given below:
  • Specific body damages
  • Technical Damages
  • Technical and body damages
  • Electrical Issues
  • Engine issues
  • Rattles

Property Damages:

  • Broken Doors or windows
  • Broken Tiles
  • Garden Damages
 

How much Compensation for Road traffic accidents or Car accidents:

How much you can claim depends on the nature and severity of injury and damages that occurred in accident.   Special damages cover the following;
  • Travel expenses.
  • Prescription costs.
  • Medical care.
  • Loss of earnings, future and past that are directly concerned with the incident and injury
  • Any loss in job opportunities, pensions, job promotions.
  • Household assistance.
  • Home adaptation.
  • Vehicle Damage.
 

Claim for Personal Injuries

Claim for Personal Injuries depends upon the part of body which is effected by accident. It also depends on the severity of the injuries, it may be a mild, moderate or extreme injury.Our car accident lawyer will help you claim the maximum compensation you deserve. For a typical injury compensation please click here.