What's Changed In Road Traffic Accident Claims?
Road Traffic Accidents
Posted on: August 17th, 2023
Personal injury claims in road traffic accidents | What’s changed?
If you've ever been involved in a personal injury claim or anticipate the need for one in the future, staying informed about recent changes in the legal landscape is essential.
On that, are you up to date with the personal injury claims process for road traffic accidents?
We’ve broken it down for you:
📝 New Whiplash Compensation Rules: As of 2021, new whiplash compensation rules have come into effect, these changes have introduced a fixed tariff system for whiplash claims, impacting how settlements are calculated.
💼 Small Claims Limit Increase: Another crucial change is the increase in the small claims limit for personal injury claims. Again, as of 2021, the small claims limit has risen, which could affect the cases that can be handled in the small claims court, potentially impacting the legal process and representation for certain claims.
⚖️ Legal Representation for Small Claims: With these changes, it's more important than ever to understand your rights and options. For small claims with a value below the new limit, individuals may not be entitled to legal representation as before. This puts a greater emphasis on claimants' ability to navigate the legal process effectively.
Don't let these changes overwhelm you.
At Atha & Co, we’re here to handle the legal complexities while you focus on your recovery.