Road Traffic Accidents

BEEN INVOLVED IN A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT?

If you’ve been hurt in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you might be entitled to compensation. The first thing to do is inform the police and your insurer about the accident. Then, collect together the relevant information about the accident as quickly as possible.

 
An award for damages for personal injury will vary with the circumstances, but you can expect an award for general damages for pain and suffering and loss of amenity, and expenses such as vehicle repair replacement, loss of earnings, physiotherapy and other medical expenses, loss of clothing etc.  You may have a care claim if you need help looking after yourself
 
It is important to contact us to make your claim as early as possible. Our qualified solicitors who specialise in personal injury claims will be happy to talk to you. We may be able to help with your rehabilitation, such as physiotherapy, through the rehabilitation code. You may also be entitled to state benefits.
 
Don’t be put off making your claim if the other driver isn’t insured, or you are unable to trace them. In these circumstances you can make a claim through the Motor Insurers Bureau.
 

MAKING A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CLAIM?

Contact One Of Our Specialist Personal Injury Solicitors.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

The accident:

  • Date and time of the accident
  • Details of where the accident happened – a sketch or photos can be helpful

For the vehicle you were travelling in:

  • The name and address of the driver
  • The make and model of the vehicle together with the vehicle registration number
  • The name, address and policy number of the insurer for the vehicle in which you were travelling
  • The name and address of anyone else who was in this vehicle
  • If your vehicle was damaged as a result of the accident, let us know as soon as possible and we will advise you how to get your vehicle repaired or replaced.

For the third party vehicle that was responsible for your accident:

  • The name and address of the driver (and the owner if different)
  • The make and model of the vehicle together with the vehicle registration number
  • The name and address and policy number of the insurer for the third party vehicle
  • Details of any independent witnesses

Loss of earnings:

  • If you lose time from work as a result of your injuries, you should keep details of your earnings before your accident, and any payments you received whilst you were off work.
  • You may have travelling expenses to medical appointments, or for loved ones visiting you in hospital.
  • You may have damaged clothing or other possessions as a result of the accident.  Keep full details and any receipts.

Very serious accidents:

  • We can help you claim compensation for accidents where a loved one has died.  We work closely with our private client department to prepare the necessary documents (eg Grant of Probate) so that a  claim can be pursued.
  • We can arrange attendance at inquests.
  • For serious injury claims, we can help to arrange rehabilitation.’

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