Making a compensation claim following a car accident

24th March 2022

You are driving along and suddenly another driver crashes into your car. The accident can result in injury and property damage. If you have been injured as a driver or passenger in an accident caused by another’s negligence or recklessness, then it is important to get legal advice about making a compensation claim.

An accident may leave you injured and unable to work resulting in a loss of income, it may leave you without transportation and other expenses. If the accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, then they should be held financially responsible for all damages that have been incurred as a result of their negligence – this includes your expenses, lost income and a sum for the injury itself.

How much you can claim depends on the severity of your injury and your exact losses, these will vary for each person. If you instruct a solicitor to pursue your claim a medical report will be obtained to assess your injuries. The amount of compensation you get for your injury is then worked out by comparing your injuries to other similar cases.

In addition to the injury compensation, accident claims also compensate for expenses such as lost earnings and medical costs, we call these special damages. You can also be compensated for the pain and suffering you have endured, this is called general damages.

Making a claim can seem daunting, but our specialist solicitors will help guide you through each step of the process and make sure you receive the best possible outcome.

If you would like more information or advice about making a compensation claim after an accident call us on 01392 424242 or email We have offices in Exeter, Crediton, Okehampton, Ottery St Mary, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth.