If you have suffered an injury or damage to your vehicle in a road traffic accident, you may be entitled to compensation. But how do you know if the accident was your fault, what damages are covered, and what are the time limits for claiming compensation for a road traffic accident?
If you have been injured in a traffic accident, you can claim compensation. Here is an overview of what to do after a traffic accident, what damages to claim and what deadlines must be met.
Compensation to the injured party
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, it is important that you make a claim for compensation as soon as possible. If the injury is serious, it is important that you speak to a lawyer who specialises in civil law. We will help you understand your rights.
Compensation will depend on the severity of your injury and the type of accident. If you are injured in an accident, it is important to get medical attention right away. You should also document your injuries.
It is crucial that you keep all receipts for any treatment or medication you need while recovering from an injury. You will need these receipts when you file a claim for compensation with your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company if they are at fault for the accident.
What are the time limits for claiming road traffic accident compensation?
There are certain time limits for making a road traffic accident claim depending on whether your injury is serious or not. You can speak to one of our specialist road traffic accident lawyers about which deadline applies to your circumstances.
It is important to know the deadlines for making a road traffic accident claim. The time limit for claiming as an injured party in a road traffic accident is 1 year. That year would be for claiming against both the driver of the responsible vehicle and their insurance company. Although the year would start to run not exactly from the date of the accident but from the definitive healing of the injuries or with the medical discharge.
The first treatment for injuries sustained must take place within the first 72 hours after the accident. Why is 72 hours established? One reason is that this is the estimated time until certain injuries show signs of worsening, such as whiplash.
If you have not seen a doctor within 72 hours of your accident, the insurer will not compensate you. The sooner you start processing your claim, the more likely you are to receive a fair settlement.
In addition, you have 7 days to report the claim to your insurer. If you are hospitalised or unable to do so yourself due to your injuries, in this case a family member can do so on your behalf.
Do I need to be injured to get compensation?
You are entitled to damages if the accident was not your fault. In most cases, you do not need to be injured to receive compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
The amount of compensation you are entitled to is determined by the severity of your injuries and the type of damage caused. The only requirement is that the accident was not your fault.
How do I know what I can claim?
Having a road traffic accident can be a frightening experience. You may not know what to do or what you can claim for. If your injuries are not the result of your own negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. This includes damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income and more.
You should consult with a car accident lawyer to find out what you can claim and how much. They will be able to tell you what is eligible for compensation and how much it will cost.
Claiming compensation is a procedure you can follow if you have been involved in a road traffic accident. The steps to follow are as follows:
The first step is to report the accident to the police and complete a collision report. You should note the date and time of the incident, as well as any witnesses who were present. You should also take photographs of the damage caused by the accident, or even record videos if possible.
The second step would be to contact your insurance company immediately after informing them of the accident. They will then provide you with an estimate of the compensation that will be paid for your vehicle, and offer to help you arrange repairs or provide you with a replacement vehicle if necessary.
The third step would be to contact one of our lawyers at Legal-Boutique Ibiza to inform us of what happened so that we can give you the necessary advice.
Don’t wait to get information and avoid problems, we are lawyers in Ibiza experts in traffic accidents and we want to help you. Contact us and tell us about your case.