Car Accident Compensation Calculator
If you have been injured in a car accident and want to know the level of compensation you may be entitled to claim, then our informative Car Accident Compensation Claims Calculator can offer a useful insight into the potential value of your claim.
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors, we are committed to ensuring that you receive the best medical care, calling on our established network of partners, from physiotherapists to counsellors, rehabilitation specialists to medical experts, to help you on the road to recovery.
Once any immediate health concerns have been assessed and catered for, or, in the case of more serious injuries, once any ongoing requirements for long-term care and support have been arranged, then your thoughts will rightly move on to the level of compensation that can be expected and how it can best be used to ensure the victim recovers to the fullest extent possible.
Whilst only a guide, our Car Accident Compensation Calculator may be a useful tool in helping you understand the bracket of 'general damages' that your injuries or the injuries of a loved one, could be classified at.
How Car Accident Compensation Calculators Work
Car Accident Compensation Calculators will typically provide a conservative estimation of the ‘General Damages’ element of your Car Accident Compensation Claim, giving a figure that is sometimes significantly lower than the likely amount you may be entitled to claim. This is mainly because such tools are unable to consider the unique details of each individual case.
As with all compensation calculators, our calculator tool will give provisional results as to the ‘General Damages’ typically awarded for your type and severity of injury. This tool does not, however, take into account other factors that have the potential to significantly increase your compensation settlement value, such as, loss of earnings, medical costs, and the cost of rehabilitative care.
Whilst Road Traffic Accident Compensation Calculators give useful insight into the level of compensation you might be able to expect, they are certainly no substitute for a detailed claim assessment by a fully qualified Car Accident Claims Solicitor.
So, if you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, call Sheldon Davidson Solicitors and let us help you start your claim for car accident injury compensation.
How Car Accident Injury Claims & Car Accident Compensation is Calculated
When making a car accident & injury claim, calculating the compensation you are likely to receive can be a complex procedure. This is primarily dependent on the nature and severity of your injuries and the effect the injuries have had and will continue to have on your immediate and future life.
As with all compensation claims, the details of the accident and the nature and severity of your injuries determine certain elements of your compensation settlement, so it is essential that the initial assessment of your claim is conducted in a professional and methodical manner.
The full detail surrounding the accident, liability, severity and scope of injuries, financial implications (both short and long-term), and lasting healthcare considerations must all be factored into compensation settlements. By ensuring we have all the relevant information pertaining to your case we are able to provide you with an accurate evaluation of your potential claim value.
In some instances, where the injuries are more severe, it is sometimes necessary to allow the injured person time to recover or to allow sufficient time for more detailed medical assessments to be carried out in order to accurately assess the injury fully before the claim is evaluated. We can then seek to secure the appropriate compensation settlement value from the third party responsible for your injury.
What can I claim for when making a Road Traffic Accident Claim?
The Car Accident Compensation Calculator follows guidelines for injury compensation settlement amounts as laid out by the Judicial College Guidelines. Specifically, these compensation guidelines focus on the nature and severity of your personal injury. The tool bases compensation values solely on the ‘General Damages’ element of your compensation award.
General Damages are directly related to the type of injury you have sustained, the severity of the injury and which part of the body the injury has affected. Car Accident Compensation Calculators will use these figures to estimate the potential value of your General Damages and will often consider the likely impact of your injury on your future well-being when presenting compensation settlement amounts.
Factors that affect the value of your General Damages:
- the nature and severity of your injuries
- the time needed for recovery
- the predicted degree of recovery
- the amount of pain and suffering endured
- changes in your state of physical and mental wellbeing
Whilst not represented in any figures given by compensation calculators, due to the fact that they are unique in each case, ‘Special Damages’ are also likely to make up part of your overall compensation settlement amount.
Special Damages will go on to include any financial losses suffered, as well as any additional expenses that you may have incurred because of your injury following a road traffic accident, such as travel costs and medical expenses.
Other contributory factors must also be considered when establishing the value of the Special Damages, for example, long-lasting debilitating physical health problems that could stop you from working or any long-term medical costs.
Special Damages would generally include:
- medical expenses such as surgeries, treatments, rehabilitative care, and prescription costs
- loss of earnings
- the cost of any adaptations required to your home or vehicle
- vehicle repair or replacement costs, as well as any associated vehicle hire costs
- mobility aids
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors we have successfully secured compensation for car accidents where other firms have advised the client against pursuing a claim.
When a road traffic accident affects you or a loved one, we appreciate how stressful this can be, but with Sheldon Davidson Solicitors you do not have to face the immediate and longer-term challenges by yourself.
We will help you from start to finish and will remain committed to achieving the best result.
What compensation can you expect?
Following our initial conversation with you, we will be in a much stronger position to understand more accurately what compensation you can expect following an injury sustained during an RTA.
The amount of compensation you will eventually receive following injury in a road traffic accident can vary significantly depending on the circumstances of the accident, and the extent of your injuries.
The table below serves only as an initial guide with General Damages compensation values being taken from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). Complex cases and complex injuries require detailed assessment by our RTA Injury Claims team.
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