When a car accident impacts your quality of life, you should consider filing a claim so that you can receive the financial help that you need. You may need to make modifications to your home so that you can maintain your mobility, you may need continued therapy that is quite expensive, or you may have to be off work so that you body can heal. You are entitled to claim for financial compensation, so it’s important to proceed with confidence and not feel guilty about the claim that you are filing for monetary help. When should you file a claim? Let’s look at some details about your claim that will need to be presented in an organised and accurate manner.
Your Medical Needs
First and foremost will be the medical needs that need to be addressed. Road traffic accident claims will require you to document all of your treatment and the entire physical requirements needed for you to return to a normal way of life. Will you need continual therapy? Do you need medical equipment to maintain your mobility? Ask your doctor to help you write down everything that you will need to make a healthy recovery. If the damage has impacted your life in a more permanent way, ask the doctor to write a statement attesting to the fact that you won’t be able to return to work or live your life the way you once did. All of these medical facts and those related to making your home and environment conducive to a normal life should be included in the claim documents.
More Immediate Needs
If you are not permanently injured, but your car has been severely damaged, you may need a replacement vehicle so that you can get to work. Some solicitors who handle road traffic accident claims can also arrange for you to get a replacement car quickly. This will give you the necessary transportation that you need to make visits to your doctor, attend therapy sessions, or handle the details for filing your claim. You should speak to a team of solicitors before you contact your insurance company so that you can avoid any insurance excess in advance.
How Long Will It Take to Receive Compensation?
The amount of time that it takes to receive your compensation from the claim that you filed will depend on how severe the accident was. Less severe accidents will take just a few months to process but if the accident was more severe, the amount of time will be longer. Some accident claims can take years to finalise. Another factor that will expedite your claim is the accuracy with which it is completed. Your team of solicitors will encourage you to be factual, concise, and include as many important details as possible. They can guide you to complete each part of the claim so that no delays will occur. Accuracy and timeliness are two important facts to keep in mind as you file your claim for compensation.