Road Traffic accident compensation claims can include claims for any accident or injury involving a moving vehicle, whether you were a pedestrian, a cyclist, riding a motorbike or a driver or passenger in a car. Our solicitors will assess the merits of your traffic accident claim and advise you on how to proceed.
Our team will apply for interim damages to cover your immediate financial needs should you be out of work or have medical requirements that are not covered by the NHS. We will also work to get compensation for damages to your car, motorbike or bicycle; and also to recover damages for injuries, loss of earnings and other expenses.
Types of accidents
Head on car accidents are quite rare but on the occasion that they do occur can be very serious and result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities to both parties involved as the speed of impact is greater almost double that than when one car is stationary at the point of impact.
Head on collisions can occur when the driver isn't familiar with the road they are travelling on, the road signs are not well lit at night or when one driver loses concentration or falls asleep.
With head on collisions it can be difficult to establish who is at fault for the accident and so it is important that you obtain the name and address of any witnesses to the accident to assist in establishing fault.If you have photographs of where the accident occurred or of the vehicles after the accident then this will help.
Accidents on motorways are common and are as a result of the way that people drive rather than the speed that they are travelling.
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Accidents can also be caused by drivers rubbernecking an accident that has occurred on the other side of the motorway due to lack of concentration.
Some accidents can be caused by a mechanical failure or by items falling from the roof racking when traveling on holiday .Accidents have been caused where people have not checked the condition of their vehicle before making a journey or have attempted to retrieve an item from the motorway or road that has fallen from roof racking.
The most common types of car accidents are usually referred to as rear end shunts.
The causes of these accidents can be anything from the driver behind failing to notice the traffic in front stopping to being blinded by the sun. Rear end shunts often occur when entering roundabouts when the driver believes that the car in front is going to pull off but doesn't.
Rear end shunts can also lead to concertina collisions where you are shunted into the vehicle in front. It is important to establish how many impacts the parties felt in order to establish who is at fault for the accident.
Not many people realise that if their child is injured as a result of a car accident they can claim compensation on their behalf. A child is anyone under the age of 18 and for them to bring a claim they will need the assistance of a parent or guardian. The claims procedure is the same as in all road traffic accident cases and medical evidence will be obtained to support the injuries sustained. Children's claims need specialist advice and assistance as the courts have rules to ensure that the child is protected and receives the correct level of compensation.
If you are the victim of an uninsured driver you may still be able to claim compensation for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) was set up by the insurance industry to compensate people who have been injured by the negligence of an uninsured driver. Whilst these types of claims can take slightly longer than a straight forward RTA the compensation levels are the same and no there are no charges for pursuing a claim against the MIB under the uninsured compensation scheme. The motor insurer's bureau also seeks to recover any payments that they have made in the way of compensation from the uninsured driver.
The injuries that come from Car Accidents come in many forms - fractures, soft tissue damage, whiplash and damage to the limbs, and sadly these injuries can be fatal too. As we cover the medical side - once your case is accepted there is no cash barrier to you receiving immediate diagnosis and treatment. You receive ALL the compensation and the other side's insurers pay our legal fees.