Unfortunately, no matter how careful we are when we are out and about on the roads as a driver, passenger, cyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian, there is always the risk that we may find ourselves in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and we may be injured because of someone else’s negligence. Such an occurrence often gives rise to people making road accident compensation claims.
We may see examples of careless or reckless driving, and be thankful that we were not in harm’s way. There are some people who have not experienced the misfortune of a road accident. But for those of us who have been involved in a road accident it can be a very unpleasant experience. The impact of a road accident can often take you by surprise; leaving a physical and psychological mark on those involved.
It doesn’t matter how or where the accident occurred; if you think that another person was responsible for causing your injury, you may be entitled to make a road accident compensation claim.
How much compensation will I receive?
We have over 18 years' experience in helping innocent road users make road accident compensation claims. Your entitlement to make a road accident claim as a result of being injured in a car crash, motorbike accident, cycling accident, or pedestrian accident, is well established in English law. The law of negligence allows you to claim compensation for your personal injury and other reasonably foreseeable losses, such as loss of wages due to taking unpaid time off work, physiotherapy fees, prescription charges, travelling expenses, etc.
The amount of road accident injury compensation you receive is dependent on the severity of your injury, and how long it is considered reasonable for you to make a full recovery based on your symptoms after the accident. This opinion will be set out in a doctor's report, as commissioned by your solicitor. Based on the contents of the medical report, the law allows different levels of compensation to be paid to you for your pain and suffering.
You are also entitled to be compensated for your change in lifestyle due to your injury. This is known as “loss of amenity”. If you cannot perform routine tasks or take part in activities that you enjoyed prior to the accident because of your pain when you make certain movements, this will be taken into account when considering how much compensation you will receive.
Whiplash and personal injury
The main item of compensation when making a road accident claim will usually involve your claim for personal injury. This is referred to as your claim for pain and suffering. If you were the driver of a vehicle or a passenger at the time of a car accident, the most common form of injury is whiplash.
A whiplash injury is caused by the sudden, often violent, movement of the neck and head as a result of a collision, causing neck pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain and headaches. These symptoms can be felt immediately, but they can often take hours or even days to manifest themselves.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury due to a car accident, you can start your whiplash compensation claim today.
Unfortunately, if you have been involved in an accident while riding a motorbike or bicycle, or if you have been injured as a pedestrian, your injuries may be more serious. It is important that you start your road accident compensation claim without delay, so that any medical treatment costs, or the cost of care and assistance, can be paid on an interim basis by the other party's insurance company.
You can contact us or request us to call you, and one of our friendly, legally trained advisers will speak with you about the circumstances of the road accident, with a view to advising if you can make a claim for whiplash compensation, and any other personal injury that you may have sustained as a result of the accident.
Who was to blame for the road accident?
You can only make a road accident compensation claim if the other party was at least partially to blame. Even if an accident was partly your fault, you can still make a road accident compensation claim. However, if you were to blame in any way for the accident, your compensation will be reduced proportionately.
Our free, specialist road accident compensation advice service
Our wealth of experience gained from dealing with all types of road accident claims, including car accident claims, motorbike claims, bike claims, and pedestrian accident claims, allows us to advise you quickly and accurately about who we think was responsible for the road accident in the eyes of the law.
One of our legally trained advisers will advise if you can claim compensation for a road accident based on what you confirm happened at the time of the incident. If you agree, we will recommend a specialist no win no fee road accident solicitor who will act on your behalf. They are specialists in the field of road accident compensation claims who will act for you on a no win no fee basis, so you can relax at the thought that you will not be asked for any money upfront towards legal fees. Should you be unsuccessful, there is nothing to pay.
You have nothing to lose by contacting the road accident claims experts today. We have your best interests at heart.