In the aftermath of a car accident, many people find that they don’t want to make a road accident claim. They may have a variety of reasons, from knowing and not wanting to cause the driver any inconvenience to simply wanting a rest whilst they recover from their injuries.
However, there are a number of reasons why it makes financial and practical sense to make a claim for compensation:
Even in the UK where those injured are lucky enough to have the NHS, there can be significant costs as the result of being in an accident and for many people, these can be devastating. It may be that they have prescription costs, need treatment which is not available on the NHS and be forced to opt for private healthcare or they may need time away from work and their earning potential as they recover. In either event, compensation could help to ensure that the victim and their family aren’t left in financial difficulty as the result of an accident they did not cause or create.
Under UK law, any person who has been injured in an accident which they did not cause has the right to make a claim for compensation; it makes sense then to use this legal right to help put matters right.
Improvement on Practices
A recent survey found that over 90% of people would describe themselves as being safe drivers, even if their practical skills do not reflect this. Therefore, it may be the case that they wouldn’t even know that their practices were dangerous unless they received some form of punishment or negative consequence of their actions. Claiming for compensation could be the motivating tool they need to change their ways and ensure that nobody else suffers in the same way.