In this road traffic accident claims guide, we’ll explain the different requirements and steps involved when seeking compensation for road accidents. We’ll also look closely at specific scenarios relating to road traffic accident compensation claims and explain when you could be eligible.
The People Behind The Figures
It’s important to remember that behind the facts and figures relating to road traffic accidents are people. In this guide, we’ll explain how our personal injury solicitors can provide you with free legal advice and support if you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident.
This guide takes an in-depth look at what you can do if you are involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault. If you have been involved in a road traffic collision on a UK road as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, horse rider or in any other way, this guide from Accident Claims is for you.
And like we said, if you’re looking for free legal advice on road traffic accident claims, our personal injury advisers are on hand to provide it. You can speak with them day or night in any of the following ways:
- By calling us on 0800 073 8801
- Or chat with us now about what happened in your road traffic accident using our live chat
A road traffic accident, regardless of how it happened, is a stressful, traumatic and inconvenient incident to experience.
It could mean minor damage to your car or it may mean it is written off. It could mean your bicycle is damaged beyond repair or a broken headlight fixed on your motorbike. And it could mean you’re injured. From a whiplash injury to a broken leg, to experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anxiety, the fallout could be significant.
Things can be repaired, cars and bikes replaced. But what you? What about the damage – the injury or injuries – to you?
Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claims – Looking After The Victims
When accidents happen, it may feel like no one is to blame and it is just one of those things. But if you have to bear the consequences, physically and/or emotionally, as a result of a catastrophe that was not of your doing, it doesn’t seem fair.
Claiming personal injury compensation has been enshrined in UK law for some time. In recent years, with the help of no win no fee road traffic accident claims specialists such as Accident Claims, more people are claiming the compensation they are entitled to.
If you have been hurt in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, whether as a motorcyclist that flips onto a car or a motorist in an HGV accident, this guide is for you. It talks through the process of how to make a claim, what you need to know about the process and how a reputable company such as Accident Claims are the right people to turn to.
Remember, if you have any questions or would like to proceed with your case, our personal injury claims team is on hand to help you. Call them any time, day or night, to get the free legal advice you need.
Road Traffic Accident Claims – What Do I Need?
If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident, you may wish to make a personal injury compensation claim. To do so, you’ll need to gather evidence, like the responsible driver’s name and insurer, and the date and details of the accident. Then get in touch with a solicitor about road traffic accident compensation.
How Long Does A Road Traffic Accident Claim Take?
The table below shows the average length of time it can take to settle a road traffic accident claim
What is a Claim for Compensation After an Accident That Was Not Your Fault?
At Accident Claims, we help people to make compensation after they have been injured in an accident that was not their fault. In this guide, we will look in detail at victims hurt in road traffic collisions.
Road traffic collisions are not unheard of on UK roads. With increased safety specifications, many of the road traffic collisions involving vehicles thankfully result in non-fatal injuries. Also, many of these injuries are minimal too, meaning the biggest category of injuries as a result of collisions on our roads are minor. This doesn’t diminish the physical or emotional trauma of being hurt in a car accident, which can be significant even when injuries are defined as ‘minor’.
Safety on our roads is affected by several factors;
- Increases in the distances we travel – for example, when the economy is in recession, people may have to travel further to find work and the statisticians have found that this can increase the number of accidents on our roads.
- A mix of travel modes – we don’t just travel by car. For example, the cost of insurance, fuel and tax on cars has meant more people looking to mopeds or motorbikes as a means of transport. The fatalities and serious injuries for motorcyclists and cyclists are the only groups to have shown a small increase in injuries, possibly because there are more of us choosing to use this mode of transport.
- Behaviour – busy roads, congestion, stop/start traffic affects out patience and with lack of empathy from drivers to cyclists and vice versa, there is some suggestion that diver behaviour of all vehicles can also contribute to accidents.
- A mix of drivers – from learner drivers to older drivers, the mix of drivers on the road in terms of age, experience and so on is more diverse than in previous years.
- External effects – from testing new road materials to the weather, there are many external factors that can affect how our vehicles cope on the road and can be an underlying cause of many accidents.
Road Traffic Accident Claims Statistics
Let’s take a look at some detailed statistics on road traffic accidents, recently published by the Department for Transport.
- In the year ending June 2021 there was a total of 119,850 casualties of all severities resulting from road traffic accidents according to provisional figures. Although this is a little lower than 2020, the figure is still staggeringly high.
- Of the above figure, 23,140 people were seriously injured, and tragically, 1,390 people died on the road.
- 95,320 people suffered slight injuries, which could include the likes of whiplash, cuts and bruises.