Road Traffic Accidents
Despite the advances made in the field of road safety in recent years, there is still no getting away from the fact that roads can be dangerous. No matter how careful you are, or how good and conscientious a driver you might be, there is still the possibility that circumstances can lead to you being involved in a Road Traffic Accident (RTA). Bearing in mind the weight of the average vehicle and the speed at which they it can travel, the results of an RTA can often, understandably, be very difficult to cope with.
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What should I do after a road traffic accident?
Taking into account the seriousness of the accident, the injuries sustained could range from cuts, bruises and fairly mild whiplash right through to conditions as serious as amputation, paralysis and, at worst, a fatality. Regardless of the precise details of your RTA, there is a possibility that you'll be left in need medical attention, which should be a first priority following an accident. You should also get as many details as possible from anyone else involved in the accident, and any witnesses. In addition, you should report the accident to the police.
It is also helpful if you take photographs of the scene of the accident or, if that isn't possible, draw a quick sketch detailing exactly what happened and where while the details are still fresh in your mind.
I have suffered an injury, can I make a traffic accident claim?
Whoever is responsible, the after effects of an accident can be difficult to cope with, but if someone else is to blame then the first step along the road to recovery can often entail making a justified claim for compensation. Not only will any medical expenses be reimbursed, but the fact that justice has been done and blame apportioned will help you to put the shattered pieces of your life back together.
The actual term 'Road Traffic Accident' covers a wide range of incidents, but those which we at Claims4Free find ourselves dealing with on a regular basis include:
- A motorcyclist who has collided with another vehicle
- A passenger travelling in a car which has been involved in an accident
- A driver or passenger who is the victim of an accident caused by a dangerous road, misplaced obstacle or poor driving surface
- Two vehicles colliding
- A pedestrian being hit by a car
- A cyclist being hit by a car
Can I claim on a no win no fee basis?
If you bring all of the information you have gathered to one of our personal Injury lawyers they'll be able to use it to build as strong a case as possible. Road traffic accidents are often hotly disputed, and the knowledge that you've got an expert in your corner strongly arguing your case will be a great comfort as we set about getting you the compensation that is rightfully yours. Not only that, but we'll also do so on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you don't need to pay any money whatsoever to get the process started.
I'm still not sure, can we have a chat?
If you've been involved in any kind of RTA, suffered an injury as a result and feel that you weren't to blame then you may be in a position to make a compensation claim. Feel free to give us a call on 0808 115 0700 and discuss the details of your case with one of our trained advisors. They'll give you an honest opinion as to whether or not you are in a position to make a claim.
Road Traffic Accident Compensation News
A man from Blackley who was knocked down by a car in Manchester City Centre six years ago has been awarded compensation of over £2m in recognition of the injuries he suffered.
A large pile up which took place on the A249 has led to calls for safety measures including overhead lighting and speed restrictions, after more than 130 vehicles crashed into each other in foggy conditions.
The figures for the amount of money which Cambridgeshire County Council has spent dealing with the problem of pot holes have been released, and they present an illuminating picture. The numbers in question date from April 2012 to April 2013 and they look at the number of compensation claims made with regards to potholes and, more importantly, the amount of money actually paid out.
Tom Burt was serving as a trooper in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, based in Germany, when he was involved in a high speed car accident which caused extremely severe injuries. He had been serving at the Fallingbostel base in June 2006 and was the passenger in a car which collided with a lorry whilst travelling down the autobahn at approximately 110 miles per hour.
Mrs Barbara Oliva was 21-years-old and enjoying an extended honeymoon in London in 2008 when she was involved in a motorbike accident which left her ‘profoundly disabled’ due to severe damage to the brain. This week, Mrs Oliva, of Londrina, close to São Paulo in Brazil, was awarded £7 million by the High Court in London.