Road Traffic Accidents Questions

 

How can I claim in a hit and run accident?

In many cases involving an accident where a compensation claim has been made, the injured party knows who the person at fault was. However, things are rather different if you were the victim of a hit and run. How do you make a claim when you have no idea who hit you in the first place?
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Am I eligible to claim if I’ve had an accident due to tyre failure?

Tyre failure can be a frightening experience to go through when driving a vehicle or riding a motorbike. Even if you are well within a 30mph limit, a tyre blowout can be shocking and can send the vehicle out of control, causing an accident or injury in the process. When you are on a motorbike the consequences can be even worse.
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Am I covered in a taxi accident?

We tend to hear about various road traffic accidents quite frequently, not to mention the compensation claims that often arise from them. However, we don’t tend to hear about accidents involving taxis very often. This can lead to people wondering if they are covered to make a claim for injuries caused while they are travelling in a taxi.
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What happens if the other driver in my road accident is not insured?

Since it’s illegal to drive without insurance we tend to take it for granted that all the other drivers on the road have done the right thing and taken it out. Sadly, however, this is not always the case. Figures compiled by the Motor Insurers Bureau in 2012 revealed that of the 34 million drivers on the UK roads an estimated 1.2 million are uninsured. If you’re involved in a car accident caused by the negligence of another party then it goes without saying that you’ve already been unlucky. If you then discover that the other driver in question wasn’t even insured then you’ve got every right to think that your already bad luck just got even worse.
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The other party is denying responsibility – should I still proceed with a claim?

There are some road traffic accidents which are clearly cut and dried. If one of the drivers is under the influence of alcohol, for example, or driving in a highly reckless manner, then they were clearly to blame for any accident and for the injuries arising from that accident. If you’ve ever been involved in a road accident, however, then you probably know only too well that it’s often not as black and white as this. In the immediate aftermath of an incident it’s pretty natural for both drivers to leap in and blame the other party, and sometimes the details of an incident can be complicated enough for doubts to arise.
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What if the accident was caused by mechanical malfunction?

As motor vehicles become ever more technologically advanced, it’s easy for drivers to start taking their safety on the road for granted. It goes without saying, however, that accidents still happen and that they generally happen because someone has been negligent. In the case of most road traffic accidents the negligent party will be another road user, and any compensation case will consist of an attempt to demonstrate that this negligence occurred and that it resulted in somebody sustaining an injury.
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I was injured whilst crossing the road – can I make a claim?

Recent years have seen many advances in the field of road safety. Cars themselves are safer than they’ve ever been thanks to the development of features such as anti-lock braking, airbags and crumple zones, whilst driving habits have been improved through a combination of education and an ever expanding use of speed cameras.
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How do I make a road traffic accident claim?

If you injured in a road traffic accident and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim for damages against the driver responsible. Making a claim for compensation is not difficult and won’t cost you any money, as most personal injury solicitors will operate on a basis of ‘no win, no fee’. Furthermore, it is not just drivers that can make a claim for damages, as passengers and even pedestrians hit by a car can claim for damages.
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Can I claim after a hit and run accident?

If you are injured after a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, normally you can make a claim against the other driver. However, if you are injured by a hit and run driver, things become a little complicated. If you discover who the driver of the other vehicle was, it may turn out that they were not insured, which means that they will have no means to pay you damages. However, if you are injured following a hit and run incident, always call a personal injury solicitor, as they may be able to help you make a claim.
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Is there a time limit to make a claim following a traffic accident?

In the immediate aftermath of a road traffic accident, you may feel too shocked, stressed and anxious to even think about launching a claim for compensation. This is understandable, since a violent occasion like a car crash can be deeply upsetting. It’s important, however, if you’re going to receive the compensation necessary to carry on with the rest of your life, that you start to think about putting a claim together at the earliest possible opportunity.
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