Unfortunately, road traffic accidents are very common in the UK. When they do happen, passengers, pedestrians and other road users can be injured, sometimes even fatally so. According to statistics released by the Department for Transport, in the year ending September 2017 alone there were 174,510 reported casualties resulting from road traffic accidents. If you’ve been injured on the road or your life has been significantly disrupted following an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you could be entitled to claim road traffic accident compensation.
At Hampson Hughes, our solicitors believe that you shouldn’t have to pay the price for someone else’s negligence. Whether you’ve suffered a whiplash injury or something more serious, our road traffic accident solicitors can help you to claim the compensation that you deserve. This may include compensation for any injuries, medical expenses, loss of earnings and/or damage to your vehicle caused by the accident.
In addition to cars and motorbikes, road traffic accident compensation claims can be made following accidents on public transport vehicles, work vehicles and private hire vehicles. Our road traffic accident solicitors are also able to act on behalf of pedestrians, equestrian riders and cyclists who have been injured in non-fault road traffic accidents.
Our team of expert road traffic accident solicitors have built an impressive track record having helped many clients to recover compensation every year. To get an idea of what you could be entitled to, just use our road traffic accident compensation calculator – please remember this is only an estimate and should not be relied upon. We also offer a FREE no-obligation consultation – discover today how we could help you by calling us on 0800 888 6888 or email email@example.com
Road traffic accident claims arise from collisions on the highways e.g. the motorway and road network. If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, then you could make a road traffic accident compensation claim. You might have been injured as the driver or passenger of a vehicle. This could be your own vehicle or someone else’s.
In addition to cars and motorbikes these might also include work vehicles (e.g. vans or lorries); private hire vehicles (such as taxis or minibuses) or public transport vehicles (including buses; coaches; trains and trams to name a few). Alternatively, you might have suffered injury as a pedestrian or cyclist due to a non-fault road traffic accident. Whatever the circumstances of your injury, contact us today to see how we can help.
You can claim for any injuries you’ve sustained in a road traffic accident. When determining the amount of compensation to be awarded for your injuries, the following factors will be taken into account: The extent of your injuries; recovery time; the impact these injuries have had on your subsequent quality of life;
Medical damages may be awarded to cover the cost of any reasonable and necessary medical treatment required as a result of your road traffic accident. Examples include:
Home visits (e.g. nursing staff, carers)
Physiotherapy, medical aids, travel costs to and from medical appointments
‘Gratuitous care’ – compensation towards the costs of care provided by family
Hampson Hughes Solicitors can assist you in obtaining expert medical advice and rehabilitation. To discuss your treatment needs please contact us today.
Vehicle damages may be awarded to cover the costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle should it become damaged in the road accident.
Loss of earnings
Damages towards loss of earnings may be awarded where time away from work is authorised by a doctor. You may also be eligible to claim for future loss of earnings where your injury prevents an immediate return to the workplace
Drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other road users can all make a claim for compensation following an injury sustained as a result of a road traffic accident. If you were involved in an accident on a road or motorway that occurred through no fault of your own, then it’s likely that you will have grounds to make a claim. However, in order for our road traffic accident solicitors to advance with a case, it is essential that the following 3 criteria are met:
You must have sustained an injury as a result of the road traffic accident
The collision must have been a non-fault accident
The accident has to have taken place in the last 3 years (although minors can claim from 3 years after their 18th birthday)
Once our road traffic accident solicitors have agreed to take on your case, they will gather information about the incident to determine who was responsible for the accident and the injuries that you have suffered.
When making a compensation claim following a road traffic accident, you will be likely be claiming against the insurance policy of the at fault driver. Remember, you may be eligible for accident compensation even in the event of a hit and run, or where the driver at fault was not insured.
In cases where the road traffic accident was partly your fault, you may still be able to claim some level of compensation, although the amount that you receive will be reduced because of your contribution to the accident.
If the at fault driver was uninsured you can still pursue a claim via The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). The MIB provides compensation in cases against uninsured and untraced drivers. Our road traffic accident solicitors will liaise with the MIB on your behalf, and they will ensure that the correct procedure is followed throughout the claims process.
Many motor insurance companies will wish to settle your claim directly, which can often mean that you receive less compensation than you’re entitled to. This is why it’s important to consult with an experienced and reliable road traffic accident solicitor as soon as you can.
Our team of experts will gather all of the relevant details surrounding your own specific case to ensure that you are properly compensated for the severity of your injuries as well as any other damages that you have incurred as a result of the accident. The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the type and extent of the injury or injuries you sustained during the accident. Here are some of the most common road accident injuries:
Spinal cord injury
Head and brain injuries
Cuts, abrasions, and bruising
Facial injuries including dental injuries
You can find out an estimate of how much compensation on average your injury is worth with our road traffic accident compensation calculator – please remember this is only an estimate and should not be relied upon.
Here at Hampson Hughes we endeavour to obtain the best possible outcome for all of our clients. To discuss a potential claim and average compensation levels, you can fill out our email contact form, or phone us on 0800 888 6888 to speak with our personal injury team about our services with regards to road traffic accident claims.
In order to successfully pursue a claim following a road traffic accident, it’s helpful to keep track of all relevant documents and evidence from the very outset. You may also find it helpful to retain a log of events including any relevant details leading up to the accident as well as the aftermath of the incident.
Different types of documents will be required in order to prove that another party was responsible for the accident or that you were only partly responsible. As well as this, you’ll also be required to prove the existence of other losses and damages that you may be seeking compensation for.
Where possible, Hampson Hughes Solicitors advise gathering evidence as soon as you can in support of your road accident claim:
Take photos of any injuries you sustained in the accident
Take photos of any damage to your vehicle or bike
Make a note of any visits to your GP, hospital or physiotherapist following the accident
Keep any documents relating to your medical care – prescription orders, receipts, x-rays etc.
Keep any letters from your employer evidencing lost working hours and income
Keep receipts for any out of pocket expenses you have incurred as a result of your accident, such as taxi fares etc.
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At Hampson Hughes Solicitors we believe that if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault you deserve access to legal support. Our objective is to ensure we recover the maximum amount of personal injury compensation you deserve. We can help secure access to expert rehabilitation services to ensure that you have the quickest recovery possible. We can ensure you are compensated for any losses you may have suffered, from out of pocket expenses to loss of enjoyment and loss of earnings as a result of your personal injury.
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