Road Traffic Accidents

Every year thousands are injured during road traffic accidents, may it be a pedestrian, the driver or other passengers. The serious nature of many of these injuries have life-changing repercussions and can have a drastic impact on personal or career ambitions. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident which wasn’t your fault, getting the right help from experienced professionals is vital.

Types of Road Traffic Accident claims:

  • Car accident compensation – a common type of road traffic accident is a car accident. Regardless if you are the driver, passenger or pedestrian, if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, you have every right to seek compensation for the inconvenience and discomfort you have suffered. Common yet serious injury types resulting from car accidents include Whiplash, Brain Injury, Spinal Injury, Broken or Fractured bones and in some circumstances, paralysis. It is important to realize your rights when injured through the fault of an uninsured driver as you can still seek compensation.
  • Bicycle accident compensation– as cycling has become a more conveniently used mode of transport in recent years, unfortunately, so have road traffic accidents involving cyclists. Similar to car accidents, common injuries may include Whiplash, Brain Injury, Spinal Injury and Broken or Fractured bones.
  • Whiplash and Neck injuries – although mentioned above, the regularity of whiplash injuries resulting from road traffic accidents places them in prominence. The symptoms can be extremely painful and can last up to a month or more, having an immense impact on the personal and professional life of the victim.
  • Taxi or Bus passenger injuries- with both modes of transport used so frequently in modern Britain, there are inevitably some injuries caused by negligence. Road traffic accidents of this nature commonly result in whiplash, spinal or back injuries, broken or broken bones and brain injuries.

Common Causes of Road Traffic Accidents

Irrespective of the type of road traffic accident to have occurred, everyone should be aware of and alert regarding the usual reasons behind such deadly events. Needless to say, knowing the cause of the accident is critical in assessing your position when you file for compensation. This is why we have listed below a list of the typical causes of these traumatic experiences. You or someone you know may be subjected to a serious injury from a road accident that could be due to:
  • Inexperienced or reckless driving
  • Distractions such as heated arguments
  • Lack of attention from disregard of health and safety
  • Illness or fatigue on behalf of the driver
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
From what we now know, it is apparent that the leading cause of road traffic accidents boils down to human error. Realistically speaking, we all are vulnerable to such situations, and therefore, handling these events with utmost care, precision and insight is of crucial value. It is worth mentioning that getting help at the right time can actually save road accident victims from otherwise irrevocable losses. Serious Injury Specialists can help you make the most of your claim for compensation amidst troubling times.

How to Make a Claim?

The first thing you need to do is provide us with some of the basic information about you and your injury. This allows us to quickly allocate your case to one of our experienced partner claims management companies. In order to assess your case, your allocated claims management company will give you a call to discuss your claim and establish the nature and severity of the injury. If a claim is established, the claims company will recommend a specialist solicitor who is experienced in your injury type. If you decide to go ahead with making your claim, the representing solicitors will typically charge you a success fee of 25% plus VAT from the amount recovered, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances, and the actual fee may be more or less than this. Termination fees may apply if you decide to cancel the case outside your statutory cooling off period, for example, hours worked on the file, time on telephone calls, letter, payment for DVLA search etc. You are not charged for the enquiry service we provide. We receive a fee from the claims management company, which you are allocated. The recommending claims management company may receive a recommendation fee directly from your legal representative if you agree to proceed with your claim. You are not required to use our enquiry service and may instruct a solicitor on your own.  

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