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Road Traffic Accident (RTA)

Road Traffic Accident Claims

Being a road user is one of the most convenient and sometimes, the quickest way to get around. This puts you at risk of being involved in a Road Traffic Accident. Any road user of any age driving any vehicle could cause a collision on the road. That’s exactly the reason why we pay for car insurance in the first place.

You do not need to be a driver to be involved in an accident on the road. You can simply be a passenger in a car or a pedestrian on the road. If the accident was not your fault, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.

What is a Road Traffic Accident?

Road traffic accidents or Car accidents are the most common types of accidents affecting people in the UK that result in people claiming for Personal Injury. The circumstances of each one can differ greatly. Being involved in a road traffic accident (RTA) can truly be a life-changing and frightening experience.

We are here to help. No matter how serious, or life-changing the incident may be, we strive to make it that much less stressful for the client by providing unparalleled help and service. Our Personal Injury Claims service helps people claim compensation for a non-fault accident. The accident claims process is made smooth with our expert Personal Injury lawyers.

Road traffic accidents vary and can occur in various circumstances. Majority of the public believe that a road traffic accident can only occur in a car or vehicle. However, any person, be it a pedestrian walking on the road, a cyclist, using public transport; a road traffic accident can occur in many circumstances and there is a high chance that you could be due compensation for injury following an accident.

Our expert panel of Road Traffic Accident Solicitors can assist you in making a claim for Personal Injury. Road Traffic accidents are the most common and hence the choice of Personal Injury solicitors that can help you in making a claim for injury is also big. Our Personal Injury solicitors are carefully selected and monitored to ensure that you do not end up with a firm of personal Injury solicitors that will charge you huge sums of monies in legal fees.

Types of Road Traffic Accident

We can assist with all type of car accident claims if you were not at fault for the accident. Whether you were a driver, passenger, pedestrian we can help. We have a specialist panel of solicitors that deals with all types of claims including Car Accident, Lorry Accidents, Motorbike Accidents, Cyclists claims and more.

What can you claim compensation for?

Following a Road Traffic Accident, this can cause several inconveniences to your day to day life. Knowing what you can claim compensation for is important so that your solicitor is able to obtain the maximum compensation for you.  Below are some of the factors you can claim compensation for;

Injuries

If you have been injured as a result of the accident you can claim compensation for your personal injury.

Loss of earnings (Employed & Self Employed)

If you have had to take time off work due to your injuries you suffered, you can claim compensation any loss of earnings you had had to bear. Loss of earnings can also cover any overtime wages you may have lost out on, loss of pension if you have been forced to stay off work for an extended period due to your injuries. You can also claim compensation Sick and Holiday days; If you had to take your holiday and sick days to recover from your injuries you suffered.

Travel Costs

If you were left without a car and had to find other means of travelling, your solicitor will be able to include this into your compensation claim.

Vehicle Hire Costs

If you had to pay for a hire vehicle following your Road Traffic Accident, your solicitor can also include this compensation into your clam.

Medical Related Costs

If you were injured following the accident, and you had to pay an upfront cost for any medical appointments or treatments. These can be added to your compensation claim.

Damaged Items

If you had any items that were damaged during the accident, these can also be added to your compensation.

If you have suffered any other losses following the Road Accident you were involved in, please mention them to your solicitor who will be able to advise you if these can also be added to your compensation claim.

What information do you need to claim compensation?

To make a compensation claim following a Road Traffic Accident, there are several details you will need. To make a compensation claim you will need to obtain as much information as you can. Some of these details include;

  • Name and address of the drivers involved in the accident
  • Registration Numbers of all vehicles involved in the accident. (You don't need to obtain insurance details, if we have the registration numbers, we will be able to obtain this information for you)
  • It is important that you report the accident to your own insurance company.

If you are unable to obtain any of the above information, please do let us know so we can advise you further on how we can obtain the information for you.

Types of Injuries

Car accidents can cause serious injuries to passengers and drivers. But all road users are at risk – especially motorcyclists and pedestrians, who have very little protection from the traffic around them.

Types of injuries suffered depend on several factors, including the speed of the vehicles that were involved in the accident itself. The consequences of being involved in a Road Accident can be long lasting and devastating. Sometimes the effect of a car accident can be permanently life changing. Some of the more serious road accidents lead to Internal injuries, Amputation and in some cases even fatalities.

The most common type of injury suffered as a result of an accident is by far Whiplash, but people can also suffer from broken bones, bruising, lacerations and even internal organ trauma and head injuries.

No matter what type of injury you may have suffered from our expert solicitors can help you in making a claim and recover any associated costs that you may have incurred.

What injuries can you claim for?

Injuries which you can claim for vary from minor injuries to more serious injuries where urgent medical attention is required. Injuries vary from the most common symptom being whiplash (neck, back, shoulder pain), to serious injuries including damage or fractures to bones. The most severe injuries being organ damage, head, brain, spinal injuries and loss of limbs. Injury compensation following an accident is a very common type of claim and we only work with solicitors that specialise in claiming injury compensation on your behalf.

Making a Road Traffic Accident Claim

Although everybody accepts some level of risk when they get in a car or vehicle, a lot of accidents can be avoided by driving safely and following the rules of the road. If you’ve been injured in a road accident which was caused by somebody else’s negligence or dangerous driving, it’s likely an expert injury solicitor will be able to help you make a compensation claim for the injuries you sustained.

Do you have to pay to start your compensation claim?

The answer is no. All the solicitors on our panel work on a No Win, No fee Basis. This basically means, that you do not need to pay anything upfront to get your claim started. You will only be required to pay your solicitor a fee of up to a maximum of 25% from the compensation you receive if you win.

Claiming against uninsured or untraced drivers

If you have been involved in a Road accident and you are unsure of the third-party details for any reason including; 

  • The driver hit your car and ran away
  • The driver was driving a stolen vehicle
  • The driver refused to share details and ran off
  • You were too injured to note the details and there is no way of you getting those details
  • You were hit by an uninsured driver
  • The Third Part was a foreign car
  • The Third party had no insurance details or was not aware that they were not insured. 

Any such claims as in the list above go through the MIB and our Personal injury solicitors can help you get the compensation that you deserve.

All insurance companies must pay money into the MIB each year so that victims of car accidents (such as hit and runs) can receive the compensation they need.

Involved in a Road Traffic Accident?

If you or someone you know has had the misfortune of being involved in a road traffic accident, we are here to help you any time of the day. You are more than welcome to contact us.

You are even free to choose your own representative if your insurance provider has recommended a different law firm. You are not obliged to proceed with someone your insurance provider recommends.

If you have had an accident then contact our friendly team today on 0203 813 9654  or simply fill out our contact form and we will call you back as soon as possible

Call us 0203 813 9654 today and see how we can help you.
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