Already totalled your BMW M3? Time to make a claim!
Indeed, it’s the car everyone’s been raving about. With its 4.0 V8 engine and its ability to move from 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds, it’ll be difficult to avoid picking up some speed and putting this vehicle through its paces.
But just picture this scene – you’re driving your M3 back from the dealer, revving through the evening light and moving between cars with the grace of a pirouetting ballerina. The drive is smooth, the handling easy.
Then, as if from nowhere, a mangy Vauxhall Nova veers into view, crunching into the side of your pristine chassis. The BMW, no matter how tight it handles, can’t take the strain – it skids round and round as your foot slams on the brakes, a dizzying carousel of ever-decreasing circles.
You stop. Your neck is strained and your stomach in knots, but you’re lucky to be alive – and much luckier than some.
The importance of a claim
Last year, more than 24,580 people were killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads, a four per cent increase from 2013.
And when a crash comes between you and your lovingly built BMW M3, there’s only one thing you can do – make a claim.
Car crash claims hearings have become a staple of the court system. From vehicular damage, whiplash, major injuries or even just emotional traumas, claimants are being compensated with huge sums of cash after a crash.
It’s not purely a case of making money, despite some setting up crashes to make specious claims. Instead, putting a boy racer or piston-loving petrolhead bang to rights is part of your civic duty.
Just imagine what a world would look like without car crash claims. You’d have those smirking, baseball cap-sporting speedsters hitting 60mph with a shrug of the shoulders and a demonic expression.
The legal process
Claims, then, act as an ideal deterrent. But what does the process involve?
First you’ve got to call an expert and detail the ins and outs, crashes and smashes of your accident. After this, your lawyer will determine if your case has a leg to stand on.
If they decide to take on your claim, your next step is to make like Johnathan Creek and gather evidence. CCTV footage, witness testimonies, speed cameras, police reports – they could all prove invaluable.
After this, the claim will largely fall into the trusty hands of your representation. It can be a stressful time, but the rewards will be well worth the effort.
Who knows –your claim pay out could even go towards a replacement BMW M3!