Asking how long does it take to fill in an application for a car crash claim is a little like asking how long a ball of string is? It’s virtually impossible to give an accurate answer on how much time it will take to fill in the claim form without knowing the intricate details of the particular road traffic accident. The time taken to fill in an application varies depending on what is being claimed for.
What Sort of things can be Claimed for?
If your vehicle has been damaged during a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault then you will be entitled to claim the cost of repairs to the damage. The cost of these will be dependent on the price of the parts and how labour intensive it is to replace them and make good the vehicle.
Repairs to some cars may be quick but if your vehicle has to remain at the garage for longer you may require a replacement vehicle. Some garages offer courtesy cars but if yours doesn’t then you may be able to claim the cost for car hire or other transportation costs such as taxi fares.
If your vehicle is written off then you will receive compensation. Before you start getting excited about the new model of your original vehicle you only receive the second hand value of your original car. It is valued according to its age and mileage. However all is not lost as your insurer may allow you to buy the car back if it is a category C or D write off. It’s up to you to do your sums properly. If you buy it back your insurance company insist upon a new MOT before they will re-insure it so think carefully how much those repairs will cost.
Perhaps your vehicle contained some goods which were damaged as a result of your no-fault road traffic accident? If so, you may be able to recoup their cost.
Personal Injury Compensation
All the occupants of a vehicle are entitled to make car crash claims if they sustained injuries during the accident. Common injuries caused during RTA’s include whiplash, head injuries, broken bones, and spinal injuries. Some injuries can take a significant amount of time to recover from and some injuries can cause further complications. Victims are entitled to claim for any losses which they incur as a direct result of their accident such as loss of earnings. They are also entitled to reclaim any costs which they have incurred. So if they have required private medical treatment or specialist equipment or care then this is to be included.
So depending upon your unique situation car crash claims applications can take a matter of moments or much longer to complete. All claims must be made within three years of the date of the incident, after this they are invalid. Whatever your situation get in touch with UK Claim Lawyers and let them assist you, by visiting http://www.ukclaimlawyers.co.uk/car-accidents/