Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic event for anybody. It can be a shock to the system; it can result in damage to the car and personal injury to the driver or passengers. If the accident was due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file car accident claims and receive compensation for the accident.

Car accident claims will request compensation to cover medical costs not covered by health insurance, cover the cost of car repairs not covered by car insurance and make up for lost wages due to the inability to work. The compensation will bring peace of mind, although it cannot repair the emotional stress and mental trauma brought on by the accident.

The compensation will allow you to cover your bills without worry and any other reoccurring expense that may happen in the future. If you are in an accident, be sure to consult an accident solicitor before making any decisions and taking any action. Keep in mind there is a time limit in which to submit claims and initiate action.

Car accident claims can be submitted to the other party’s insurance company or claims be brought to court for legal action. Working with the insurance company might be the best alternative. It will be less time consuming and less costly, but it should be executed through a solicitor. The insurance company will want to negotiate and settle for a much lower cost than requested. Do not accept the first offer. It will be the lowest of the low in terms of compensation and not always enough to cover all expenses.

 If negotiations with the insurance company do not bring the desired result, the next step is to file a car accident claim in a court of law and go forward with a lawsuit. Your solicitor will have to prepare a compelling case to win a law suit, but if all the facts are presented as they happened, the insurance company will not be able to refute them, making it easier to win your case. The court will also decide the compensation to be awarded and it may or may not be what you want, but it will most likely be sufficient.

Some solicitors take their fee from the compensation awarded and it might be as high as 30%. Other solicitors sue the defendants insurance company for their fee, leaving 100%% of the compensation for you. Before signing on with a solicitor to handle car accident claims, be sure of the fee and where it will come from.