If you have suffered an injury in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to road traffic accident compensation. Whether you’ve suffered a whiplash injury or something more serious, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve. Contact our expert team of road traffic accident solicitors today.
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 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 a road traffic accident when travelling on foot or by bike. We also act for pedestrians and cyclists that have been injured in non-fault road traffic accidents.
You can claim for any injuries you’ve sustained in a road traffic accident. The extent of your injuries; recovery time and the impact these injuries have had on your subsequent quality of life will all be taken into consideration when determining the compensation awarded.
Medical damages may be awarded to offset 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
Vehicle damages may be awarded to offset the costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle should it become damaged in the road accident.
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 loss of future earnings where your injury prevents an immediate return to the workplace
When making a compensation claim following a car accident, you are claiming against the defendant’s insurance. 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.
Depending on your circumstances, the most effective route forward in claiming rightful compensation may be to involve The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). The MIB provides compensation in cases of uninsured driver compensation claims and untraced driver compensation claims. We will liaise with the MIB on your behalf, and we will ensure that the correct procedure is followed throughout.
Anyone can claim for compensation; however the following 3 criteria must be met:
If you have suffered as a result of a non-fault road traffic accident, Contact Us today. Whether you have been injured as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, we can help.