Car accidents are among the most common personal injury accident cases. In the country, more than 70% of the compensation awarded per year is intended to cover cases involving a vehicle and on the web, searches for information regarding these cases, also present a large percentage, so on this occasion we will explain what to expect depending on the circumstances of the accident.
Before starting, it is necessary to know that in most cases, for a claim to be successful, it is ideal to have the help of specialists, that is to say, experienced car accident lawyers. Although a priori it may seem that these types of cases are a simple matter, the reality is that they can present so many variables that it is ideal to rely on an attorney who has already assisted numerous similar cases and who knows exhaustively what the law may say about each particular situation. That way we will make sure that the compensation reaches our hands in the shortest possible time and without having to worry about anything.
In order to give you an idea of how important it can be to have the support of a lawyer, here there is some information.
Factors that complicate the personal injury claim following a car accident
- Type of car accident
First of all, we must be aware that there are as many types of car accidents as there are cars. Car accidents do not only involve those cases in which the vehicles are driving, but also those in which the vehicles are parked and due to negligence of the owner or a third party are involved in accidents. Within this type of accidents, we find those who are caused by negligence at the time of applying the parking brake, which can cause the vehicle to slide and personal injuries. It is true that these types of accidents are the least common, but for that very reason they are the ones that most frequently require the supervision of an experienced attorney.
- Severity of injuries
If serious injuries have occurred after the car accident, the claim procedure may be slower than expected. The reason for this is that a large part of the percentage of the compensation is intended to cover the medical expenses of the injured person and, another large part, to cover the days that this person stops working as a result of the accident.
The first variable means an increase in waiting times since, normally, in spite of having detailed information provided by the doctors, they usually wait to see if the recovery time -which may include medical treatments, both physical and psychological, applied later- is longer than estimated or must include new invoices derived from the cost of medication.
The second variable, on the other hand, follows the same principle, as the length of time off work will reduce or increase the amount of compensation.