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How Much Compensation Is There For Car Accident Claims?

 

It never happens to you! We never think of being involved in a car accident let alone to have been injured by the fault or mistake of the other driver. The question that then everyone asks is how much is the compensation for the injuries received?

Even the most careful driver can end up in a serious car accident. One moment you are calmly driving down the road, enjoying the scenery of the countryside. The next moment you are involved with screeching tires, broken glass and that horrendous crunch of a pulverised car. Whose fault was it? Was the other driver and or passengers hurt? How will you pay your recovery and any loss of income or profits from your business? Sometimes a personal injury claim is the only way to recover your losses.

Placing a value on a car accident claim is more often an art than a science in many ways. There are many factors that go into determining the value of a personal injury claim, and no two car crashes and personal injuries are the same. Two people may be involved in similar rear end collisions, for example, but walk away with totally different injuries. The value of your claim for compensation for your injuries generally will be affected by the nature and extent of your personal injuries, the trauma of the accident, the time needed to recover either partially or fully from your injuries, whether you had to take off time or were prevented from returning to work by your personal injuries, the strength of the evidence and whether you played any role in causing the accident.

 

Getting The Value Of A Car Accident Claim What Do I Need To Do?

 

To get your best handle on the value of your personal injury claim, you should talk to a personal injury solicitor with a lot of experience handling your type of accident. An experience and successful car accident solicitor, for example, should have a thorough understanding of all of the different facets of car accident claims, the various types of personal injuries that may occur, how those injuries usually are treated, the costs associated with injuries, how the Injuries board works and values car accidents, the likelihood of an insurance settlement following the Injuries board recommendation and the likelihood of the opposing insurance company accepting the recommendation, and how a court would be likely to treat your claim if you file a lawsuit following negotiations with the Insurance company. Your car accident solicitor should be able to apply their intimate knowledge and experience to your unique and individual circumstances of your case and be able to provide a ball park estimate of the potential value of your personal injury claim.

Piab On Damanges For Road Accident Claims In Ireland

 

How do the Injuries board (PIAB) work out how much is a claim worth after a car accident? In 2016 the Injuries board issued a New Book of Quantum which categorises the value of individual injuries. The old Book of Quantum has been updated to reflect the existing level of damages awarded in respect of various injuries. According to the Injuries Board, in what can be described as a huge exercise of data collection from different sources, independent (from the Injuries board) consultants analysed awards of compensation from over 50,000 personal injury claims in Ireland in order to determine standard levels of compensation. This enormous analysis task was not exclusively based on the figures from the Injuries Board or subsequent decisions of the courts but also drew upon data from sources such as insurance company settlements and State Claims Agency cases. It is the most comprehensive publically available analysis of its kind carried out in Ireland. It is certainly not perfect and subject to interpretation but your Personal injury solicitor should be able to give you a ball park estimate of how much your car accident claim is worth.

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