According to government reports, there were a total of 153,158 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents in the year 2019-20.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, you do have the right to claim compensation. You should speak to a solicitor to review your options.
Pedestrians are probably the most vulnerable of all road users. Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured in road traffic accidents, and children are particularly at risk of being involved in a serious road traffic accident including a hit-and-run. Of the thousands of pedestrians who are struck, many of them die. Accidents are often caused by dangerous and negligent behaviour of drivers. Drivers who drink-drive, drive whilst under the influence of drugs, use their phones when driving and drive when tired are more likely to be involved in a road traffic collision with a pedestrian. The injuries sustained by pedestrians are often severe, ranging from broken bones to severe internal bleeding, brain damage and death. For those who do recover, the psychological trauma is likely to remain.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, or if a loved one has passed away after being involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to make a pedestrian accident claim particularly if you can prove that another party or entity was responsible for the accident.
Cycling accident injuries can be extremely serious. Even with specialised safety equipment, cyclists are still vulnerable on the roads and are often badly injured in cycling accidents. Injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe head injuries and even fatalities. If your accident was due to issues with the surface of the road (such as poorly maintained potholes that affected your ability to ride safely); the dangerous actions of a driver or other road user; problems with your equipment, such as a helmet that failed to adequately protect your head, you may be able to make a cycling accident claim.
If you were a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a road traffic collision, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. As a passenger, you can make a claim against the insurance of the driver of the vehicle you were in (if the collision was deemed to be their fault) or the other driver who was involved. Passengers can experience severe injuries, but the most common injury sustained by passengers is whiplash. Whiplash is a strain in the neck caused by the head being shunted forwards and then forced backwards in a collision. Passenger claims for compensation for whiplash are usually successful and our team are well-qualified to help if you have been affected.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to discuss your case with our friendly and highly professional team of road traffic accident solicitors.
You have three years from the date of the accident to start a claim, but it’s important that we start preparing your case sooner rather than later. The quicker we can begin investigating your case, the better the outcome is likely to be; the incident will still be fresh in your mind and fresh in the minds of any witnesses, and the evidence on the ground will still be viable.
It usually takes a few months for a claim to be thoroughly investigated and settled, but some can take much longer. Cases involving fatalities and severe injuries often take considerably longer to settle, with some spanning years.
If you are a driver who has been injured in a road traffic accident that was your fault, you may still be able to claim; contact our solicitors today to discuss your options.
The amount you will be able to claim will depend largely on your injuries and how much you have suffered since the accidents. Compensation for people involved in road traffic accidents varies hugely, ranging from £2,000 for a whiplash claim to a £1,000,000 for a hit-and-run.
Our specialist solicitors understand how devastating the effects of being involved in a road traffic accident can be and are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our compassionate team of legal specialists will treat you case with compassion and sympathy and examine your case in precise detail before deciding on a plan of action. We will aim to resolve your case as quickly and as painlessly as possible, getting you the outcome you deserve, fast. Whether you are a driver, a passenger, a cyclist or a pedestrian, we have the expertise required to handle your case. Talk to us today by calling 01244 757308. Alternatively, fill out our online contact form and we will call you back at a time that is convenient for you.
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