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5 reasons why people don’t claim compensation

We have all seen the adverts about car accidents. Here our 5 reasons why you should consider claiming if you have been injured in a car accident. This is our second post covering road traffic claims our first article “Things to remember in a car accident” received over 2,000 views in the first week

My injury doesn’t seem serious enough!
An injury can be as straight forward as a sprained wrist, or a twisted knee but it can also be as serious as broken bones or life changing injuries which alter your quality of life forever. If someone has caused your injury then you will need to pay for the correct treatment to put the problem right, you may also need to consider your loss of earnings and how you may be able to recover your losses. There really is no such thing as a ‘mild injury’, if you have been affected then you need to be compensated.

It will cost a fortune!
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident and it was not your fault, (maybe you were a passenger for example) then many lawyers will provide you with a FREE consultation to confirm that you are entitled to compensation. They will also fund your case on what they call a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means that if you are not successful then there will be insurance to cover your legal fees which they all sort out on your behalf. Most cases also settle a considerable amount of time before court because the other party’s solicitors will understand the risks involved with challenging a claim; it is unlikely that you will attend court but your solicitor will advise you about this at the outset and as time goes by.

Claiming has such bad PR!
There really is no stigma attached to claiming for compensation. Claiming is also straight forward and your lawyer will undertake the vast majority of the work associated with the claim on your behalf. It’s also worth remembering that it is not the person who cashed into you that will pay your damages if you are successful, it is their insurance company as such there really is nothing to worry about when it comes to seeking the compensation that you are entitled to for your injuries.

Insurance premiums will go up!
There are some myths that exist in regards to claiming for compensation, for example many people believe that their insurance premium will go up if you claim, this is simply not the case as it is the third party’s insurance company that will cover the costs. Insurance companies understand that where there are injuries which are caused, there are also costs that need to be met as such please do not be concerned about claiming for your compensation.

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