Man in pain after car accident

Personal injury: How much does it cost?

Getting hurt unexpectedly can come as a real shock to the system. If you have sustained an injury because of someone else’s mistake or negligence, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. This process will allow you to seek compensation from the other party who was responsible for your injury.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is a legal process which gives a person the opportunity to claim compensation if they get injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault.  Personal injury refers to physical or psychological injury or illness caused by another. If the claim is successful, it will result in financial compensation for the injured party. When making a personal injury claim, there are two criteria which must be met:

  1. The injury sustained was not your fault
  2. Your injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence or rash behaviour
  3. It is important to note that every personal injury claim is different and therefore, it is important to seek expert legal advice when you choose to pursue a claim.

How Much Compensation Will I Receive?

The amount of compensation you will receive from your personal injury claim will depend on your injury or illness, its effect on your life and the severity. As each claim is different, it is difficult to predict the amount of compensation a person will receive. However, there are two types of compensation within a personal injury claim:

  • General damages to compensate for the pain and suffering of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life.
  • Special damages to reimburse you for any financial losses incurred as a direct result of the accident

At H McPartland and Sons, our experienced personal injury solicitors will assess every aspect of your claim to ensure you are fully compensated. In addition to general damages, your solicitor will assess special damages. These may include any lost earnings, medical care costs and daily extra expenses incurred because of the accident.

How much does it cost to claim in Northern Ireland?

H McPartland & Sons offer Legal Aid if your case goes to court, and you may be entitled to Legal Aid in certain circumstances.  People who receive specific benefits such as income support and those on a low income may qualify for legal aid.

What is Legal Aid?

Legal aid is assistance that’s available to those who cannot afford to pay for legal advice or legal representation in court, in the form of a solicitor or barrister. There are different types of legal aid worth knowing about, should you ever find yourself or a loved one ever find themselves in a position where legal representation at court is required.

How do I make a claim?

We can provide you with the legal advice needed to make your claim. Your first consultation is free, but remember you only have a limited time from your accident to make a claim so act now. The experienced team at H McPartland & Sons Solicitors can help to resolve your compensation claim as quickly as possible and professionally. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for advice on compensation claims in Northern Ireland.

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